US military are looking at ios and android based phones could ditch rim
If BlackBerry makers Research in Motion weren’t already in enough trouble, it seems that the U.S. military could switch over most of their mobile devices from BlackBerry’s to those running Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android mobile operating systems.
BlackBerry’s are, as it stands right now, the device of choice for Pentagon among other U.S. military branches. It’s also worth noting that RIM’s biggest customer is… the U.S. military, but officials within the military have already voiced their opinion on RIM’s BlackBerry platform not being able to keep up with the iOS and Android technology.
Teri Takai, the Pentagon’s chief of information officer has said that flexibility provided by non-BlackBerry platforms to develop custom applications is what makes the move to the iOS and Android platforms so attractive. The current BlackBerry devices that DoD use are also not portable enough, with Dennis Moran, vice president for Harris Corp stating: