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Did The DoD Really Just Endorse BlackBerry?

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As I'm sure many of you that follow BlackBerry ($BBRY) have heard, that the DoD has just endorsed BlackBerry security! Or maybe you've heard that the DoD is deploying 80,000 BlackBerry devices because of it's superior security!

Neither of these statements are true, and shame on the authors that are perpetuating this distortion.

The reality is as follows:


The ONLY paragraph that even mentions BlackBerry is as follows:

"The program currently supports 1,800 unclassified mobile devices including iPad 3 and 4, iPhone 4S and 5, Samsung 10.1 tablets and Samsung 3S, and Motorola RAZR devices with participation from the combatant commands, services, and agencies throughout DOD. The program also supports 80,000 BlackBerry phones."

So can you guys tell me how the DoD releasing "V1.0 OF DOD UNCLASSIFIED MOBILITY CAPABILITY" is an endorsement of 80,000 existing BlackBerry devices?

To the contrary, the paragraph leads off with BlackBerry's competition that did not used to be there. This is not any sort of endorsement of the new BlackBerry.

I'm kind of disappointed yet not surprised that this story is being heralded as some ringing endorsement of BlackBerry's superior security capabilities. It's simply not so.

Disclosure: I am short BBRY, .

Additional disclosure: I am long $BBRY puts

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