ICE Agency to Drop Blackberry: DNews Nugget

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to Drop Blackberry: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is replacing thousands of Blackberry smartphones with iPhones — a purchase expected to cost about $2.1 million.

Before deciding to switch, the agency compared Apple's iOS-based devices with Google Inc's Android operating system and concluded that Apple's services offered more security since it has tighter controls on hardware and software.

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For years, RIM's Blackberry smartphones were popular with corporations as well as police, government and military personnel because of the phone's security features. But as security improves on iPhones and Androids, RIM is losing ground.via Huffington Post

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