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Russian Government Considering PlayBook or Android, iPad Banned?

According to the Financial Post the Russian government has growing concerns with the security options available on Apple’s iPad. According to reports the Russian government is looking for a tablet platform for it’s government workers that is more cryptographically secure.  RIM’s Playbook, Android or a device built by a Russian agency are all in contention for their governments business. Although the Soviet Union has disbanded Russia is still very concerned about encryption and cryptography. Read more after the break Although Android tablets are still being considered by the Russian government RIM could possibly win this one.  RIM was recently awarded an FIPS 140-2 certification by the US government, making the Playbook the only tablet that is currently approved for employees of US government agencies. RIM’s playbook was widely criticized when it came out for not having a native email app and having to use a “Bridge” to a Blackberry smartphone for email connectivity.  In this case, this may give the Playbook an advantage as far as security goes with the Russian government. Source: Financial Post via BGR