Russia Might Ban the iPad over Security Reasons, May Adopt the PlayBook

The Russians’ quest for cryptographically secure tablet PCs‘ may come in as a much needed shot in the arm for the BlackBerry PlayBook that has been reeling under a lackluster demand so far. Also, guess which tablet PC is at the receiving end of the latest development in Russia — its the Apple iPad whose sales figures the world over is counted in many many millions while others struggle to reach even the million mark.

However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the PlayBook indeed makes the cut as its the only tablet PC in the world to have been accorded the prestigious FIPS 140-2 certification by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Its still being debated though in Russia and in the fray are Android tablets as well as any new suitable device developed a Russian agency along with of course the PlayBook. Needless to say, the PlayBook is ahead in the race owing to it being approved by the US government for use within government agencies. The Russian government is looking to speed up workflow among agencies and they need a tablet with enough security features built in it to ensure speedy data transfer without the risk of any security breach.

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones have been known the world over for their superior security features that have made them a hit among business men and those in government agencies the world over.

via financialpost

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  • Washington America

    Good riddance, people are now realizing that the ipad nothing but a toy, and slowly consumers will move aay fom ipad.