The White House is testing mobile devices manufactured by LG and Samsung in order to replace Blackberry mobile devices currently in use, the Wall Street Journal reported last Thursday.
Will Connors writes that the White House’s internal technology team and the White House Communications Agency are working together to test the devices.
“We can confirm that the White House Communications Agency, consistent with the rest of the Department of Defense, is piloting and using a variety of mobile devices,” said a Defense Department spokesman.
Blackberry commands 0.6 percent of the North American smartphone market, down from close to 50 percent.
“We have seen strong interest from the government sector and are working closely with various agencies to deploy pilot programs,” said LG.