DOD approval will allow u.s. military troops and other personnel to utilize some of the features in BlackBerry 6, including voice-activated universal search, near field communications, augmented reality and social networking feeds, RIM said on Wednesday.
DOD’s decision to allow personnel to use: BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphone which includes touchscreens and physical keyboard; BlackBerry torch 9810 has a touch screen and a slide-out physical keyboard; BlackBerry torch 9850 and 9860 models with touch screen; smartphone and BlackBerry Curve p09735 with a physical keyboard.
The new Smartphone is evaluated by the US Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency and then listed on DISA’s United Communications was approved product list.
Meanwhile, RIM announced on February 1 that U.S. institutions awarded National Standard FIPS 140-2 certification for the phone.
Scot Totzke, senior vice president of BlackBerry security, says RIM’S smartphone has both FIPS 140-2 certification and Common Criteria EAL4 + accreditation.