- In a statement provided to The Verge, the DoD says "absolutely no new orders have been placed for new [BlackBerry] devices" as part of its implementation of a new apps/services management program.
- BlackBerry (BBRY -5.7%) shares rallied on Tuesday in response to a DoD statement that mentioned its program currently supports 80K BlackBerry phones (and just 1.8K Android/iOS devices), but never confirmed any new phone purchases.
- It's worth noting that even if the DoD had purchased 80K new BlackBerry phones, the sale would be equal to less than 2% of the company's estimated November quarter sell-through of 4.3M (down from an August quarter level of 5.9M).
BlackBerry falls; DoD states no new phone orders placed
Jan 23 2014, 13:14 ET