July 22, 2011
BlackBerry Playbook, the first tablet to be certified for U.S. Government use
The BlackBerry Playbook might have received a load of criticism after its release given the fact that it packs a ton of shortcomings. The U.S. government however thinks differently, certifying it to be the first tablet that will be used officially by the government itself. The tablet by Research In Motion earned a FIPS 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is the only tablet around to receive a certification as such, giving it the thumbs up for official government usage. The PlayBook was frowned upon at its release, given the fact that it requires to be connected or bridged to a BlackBerry Smartphone in order to operate fully, making it a dependant device unlike most tablets raging across the market today.