We all heard by now that the UK government had not approved BlackBerry 10 for use as of yet. We saw BlackBerry post a press release on the subject and today the CESG followed up with a press of their own.
“Discussions with BlackBerry are ongoing about the use of the BlackBerry 10 platform in government. We have not yet performed an evaluation of the security of that platform, but we expect to be issuing Platform Guidance in the summer. This will cover a number of platforms including Blackberry 10 (and the use of ‘Balance’). We have a long standing security partnership with BlackBerry and this gives us confidence that the BlackBerry 10 platform is likely to represent a viable solution for UK Government.”
So there it is. It’s not that android or apple present a better solution. The point is that BlackBerry 10 isn’t certified as of now. The UK government as you can see from their own press are fully confident on BlackBerry 10 as a secure solution. It’s only a matter of time.