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Playbook first tablet to be FIPS certified

by alec on July 22, 2011

The Blackberry Playbook is now the first tablet to gain FIPS certification, which means that it meets US government standards for data security and encryption.  Playbook also won Best in Show and Best of FOSE in handheld devices at the federal government IT conference in Washington DC this past week.

This certification and these awards certainly reinforce RIM’s position that the Playbook is the first “professional grade” tablet on the market, and may be a good indicator of how the market will evolve – Android and iPad devices for consumers, and Playbook for professionals.   Now, what will Avaya and Cisco do?  Both companies have announced  business focused tablets as well, but built on Android.

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