NSA-approved smartphones leaves Obama with some ugly choices
Sectera Edge and L-3 Communications'Guardian. Unfortunately, both options look about as dated as the Treo 650, with exceptionally large antennas to boot. Hey NSA, any chance we can get something a bit sexier on the approval list?
Steven: So it now comes to light that since 2007 the NSA has approved thse 2 devices for government use. I would assume they have secure link ups for transmittance of data and several other protocols which separate it from the normal stuff we can buy. These devices all run on the US government's Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), so I suppose President Obama is going to LOVE being around Wi-Fi hotspots and Starbucks. My question I suppose is this: what are the new devices available that we haven't seen? And to reader Matthew, you were probably correct about the assumption that a big obstacle to the President keeping his Blackberry was the fact that it is supported and made by RIM, a Canadian company, Both of the companies which made the devices above are STRICTLY USA defense contractors completely based here in the States.