BlackBerry’s PlayBook Now Works For the U.S. Government…Kind Of
BlackBerry’s tablet, the PlayBook has been officially christened by the U.S. Government as their go-to tablet for its federal employees. What separates the PlayBook from other tablets is that the government has allowed BlackBerry to be FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certified. In short, the PlayBook is now certified to send and receive secure information between federal government employees during their daily meetings.
A release by BlackBerry after gaining Knighthood from the U.S. Government: “RIM is pleased to announce that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet approved under FIPS for use within the U.S. federal government,”…“This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the needs of security-conscious organizations and enables the U.S. federal government to buy with confidence knowing that the PlayBook meets their computing policy requirements for protecting sensitive information.”
Good luck PlayBook. Hopefully you don’t get corrupted by politicians and stay true to your humble beginnings. Or, at least if you do go into politics, have a southern, folksy, charming demeanor like Pappy O’Daniel from “O Brother Where Art Thou?”