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BlackBerry secures Pentagon order

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jan 2014 19:53 User comments (8)

BlackBerry secures Pentagon order BlackBerry shares have jumped 10 percent today and are now up 82 percent in the last two months, following more good news from the struggling smartphone maker.
The Pentagon has announced that it will install 80,000 new BlackBerry handsets on its network by the end of the month, as part of "new mobile program for unclassified work."

The mobile program also includes 1800 iOS and Samsung Galaxy Android devices.

BlackBerry shares fell to $5.50 last month, after news that the company had abandoned selling itself and was instead shaking up its management team and moving away from consumer hardware.

New CEO John Chen announced a deal with Foxconn in which inventory risk is offset and the executive will be focusing on enterprise and security.

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8 user comments

121.1.2014 20:22

stay there!

222.1.2014 12:12

GOD......won't this company just DIE!?!?!?!?!?

Goes to show the decision making of our government here in the wonderful U.S.of A. going with BB for phones.

322.1.2014 15:52

And the lowest bidder contract award goes too.....

424.1.2014 11:03

This actually makes Sense (even cents!) No other phone is as secure and BB should be the preferred phone for the military. Perhaps BB should just become a defense contractor.

524.1.2014 14:02

UPDATE:
The Pentagon will be using its EXISTING 80,000 BBs for the new mobile program.
BBs stock price tanked again.
I'm sure someone made some $ tho.

624.1.2014 14:41

Originally posted by ronatola:
UPDATE:
The Pentagon will be using its EXISTING 80,000 BBs for the new mobile program.
BBs stock price tanked again.
I'm sure someone made some $ tho.
Yeah just read that. I still think that BB should be sold only to military.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jan 2014 @ 14:41

724.1.2014 21:01

Love my Z10. Go BB Go! Best phone I've ever had; was diehard Samsung nut until last year.

828.1.2014 23:41

Originally posted by kutulu1:
Love my Z10. Go BB Go! Best phone I've ever had; was diehard Samsung nut until last year.
I concur. I have handled this model owned by my brother-in-law who swears by it. I would love to buy it except I can't justify the cost considering my usage.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Jan 2014 @ 0:05

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