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NOAA switches support from BlackBerry to iOS

updated 04:20 pm EST, Thu February 9, 2012

iPhones, iPads become de facto hardware

The US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is dropping BlackBerries from the roster of supported devices for workers, reports indicate. A memo from CIO Joseph Klimavicz, dated February 3rd, is said to show that BlackBerry support will end after May 12th. Beyond that point, the organization is throwing its weight behind iOS, the minimum standards being iOS 5, an iPhone 4, or an iPad 2.

Both iPhones and iPads will eventually be supplied to workers. When that transition might take place is, however, absent from the memo. Also uncertain is which devices NOAA intends to hand out, though with a May deadline the latest options would likely be the iPhone 4S and the iPad 3.

RIM's BlackBerry platform has been gradually losing traction in terms of corporate support, but is still a mainstay in some businesses and governmental organizations. Much of this can be linked to security, since despite efforts by Apple to improve enterprise support, BlackBerry is often considered more secure.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Flying Meat

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    Oooof! This is getting

    painful to watch (he said, peeking through fingers and munching popcorn).

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