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Dell Venue cleared for US defense networks without Market

updated 04:35 pm EST, Wed December 28, 2011

Dell Venue gets approved for use by DISA, DoD

Dell's Venue Android smartphone has followed in the footsteps of the discontinued Streak 5 tablet from the company in earning US government approval for use by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). It has thus become the first Android phone to get the honor following RIM's BlackBerry devices, as revealed by a DISA document. Department of Defense employees will get limited access to the device's features however, with no access to the Android Market and web browsing done only through a DoD proxy server.

The DOD is working on its own apps market that is said to meet its security requirements. The handsets also won't receive or send classified information.

Earlier this year, RIM's PlayBook was certified for deployment over the iPad for use by the US government. Approval could prove lucrative for Dell, as RIM is believed to have received $84 million in 2011 through government contracts for BlackBerry phones. [via 9to5Google]








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