Samsung and LG phones currently tested by the White House

BlackBerry logoBlackBerry has been a byword for security. A statement which is testified by a number of United States Government agencies and administrations using it, including the White House. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal the troubled company might lose even that stronghold however as the White House is currently researching Samsung and LG smartphones for its employees to use.

This is a major change for the White House, whose employees have been using BlackBerry OS for ages. The Wall Street Journal reports that the tests are in their early stages. A Department of Defense spokesman confirmed to the newspaper that the White House "is piloting and using a variety of mobile devices".

Samsung and LG phones currently tested by the White House

There are also rumors floating around that Apple's iOS has been dismissed from the testing plans altogether. That's President Barack Obama's choice for his personal smartphone, but it seems Apple's mobile OS hasn't been considered due to its some unspecified limitations.

If testing ends successfully then BlackBerry will be in even more unenviable position. Previously, the Pentagon denied rumors of it ordering 80,000 BlackBerry phones and with the latest development, there's an indication that administration will be joining consumers in rejecting the brand.

Source: GSMArena

Tags: BlackBerry, LG, Samsung, smartphones, USA

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