The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency had looked to move away from BlackBerry smartphones to iPhone. Now, they seem to be giving BlackBerry a second chance.
Early next year, ICE will begin a pilot program on RIM’s new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10). Though, it isn’t clear if ICE plans to drop the plan to continue supporting iPhones. Or, if the agency intends to use RIM’s new BES 10 platform to manage both iPhones and BlackBerry devices.
BlackBerry 10 has already achieved FIPS certification before it has even launched. Apple’s iOS has yet to achieve such a prestigious security award. Essentially, making BB10 the most secure mobile platform about to hit the market.