US government agency agrees to test BlackBerry 10 smartphones

US government agency agrees to test BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Research In Motion has managed to make one US government agency change its heart, and commit to test the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobile enterprise management solution. The agency in question is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which previously suggested it might not deploy RIM’s forthcoming software upgrade and would rather look to other platforms in future.

The ICE will be among the first government organizations to pilot the new BlackBerry 10 solution, and RIM hopes other agencies and organizations will follow the suit — since many have indicated they are unlikely to migrate to the new OS.

RIM is obviously happy about this with their Senior Vice President, Scott Totzke, saying: “ICE has been a valued BlackBerry customer for years, and our commitment to government agencies has influenced the development of the BlackBerry 10 platform.”

We’ll see whether they’ll manage to get more government clients…

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