RIM, ICE to Pilot Blackberry10; Scott Totzke Comments

Research In Motion will begin a pilot program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobile enterprise management platform and BlackBerry 10 smartphones in early 2013.

RIM said the agency will be among the first government entities to pilot the new Blackberry platform.

“ICE has been a valued BlackBerry customer for years, and our commitment to government agencies has influenced the development of the BlackBerry 10 platform,” said Scott Totzke, senior vice president of BlackBerry Security at RIM.

RIM recently announced the FIPS 140-2 certification of the BlackBerry 10 platform before its global launch on Jan. 30.

This certification allows government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on the day of launch.

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