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Tech Update: Blackberry 10 wins critical US security clearance

Blackberry 10 wins important US security clearance Blackberry 10 wins important US security clearance

Big news is churning out almost every other instant and we can simply never have enough of it. Research In Motion wins key security clearance for its upcoming smartphone Blackberry 10.

Research In Motion wins important clearance ahead of launch
Research In Motion has won an important US Security clearance which allows its next smartphone Blackberry 10 to be used by government agencies. As this happens, the release date of Blackberry 10 device has not been made public as of now.

Most of the details emerging out of RIM camp have been somewhat shady. RIM had announced last week that it has passed an ‘important milestone’ vis-à-vis release of next Blackberry device, but did not describe what the milestone was.

“Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that BlackBerry 10 is ready to meet the strict security requirements of government agencies and enterprises at launch,” says Michael K. Brown, vice president of security product management and research at RIM.

Talking about the security features of the device he said, “What differentiates BlackBerry is that it integrates end-to-end security, and includes certified encryption algorithms for data at rest and data in transit. No other mobile solution has achieved the level of security accreditation that the BlackBerry solution has.”

It needs to be seen whether Blackberry 10 can help RIM cover the lead that it has conceded to the likes of Apple and Samsung over the years. Blackberry has been on downslide for some time and has lost scores of users, mainly corporate clients, to the recent wave of smartphones.