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Pentagon approves Samsung Galaxy S4, makes history as Samsung's first DoD approved device

DoD clears the new Samsung Galaxy S4 for use, marks the first Samsung device to receive approval

By: Trace Hagan from May 3, 2013 @ 3:28 CDT

Samsung has made company history by getting its new Galaxy S4 approved by the Department of Defense (DoD). For a long time, BlackBerry has had a stranglehold on government contracts, especially in the security sensitive areas such as the DoD. The security clearance also covers Samsung's Knox security system.

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We recently told you about how the DoD also cleared BlackBerry's new line of BlackBerry 10 devices and PlayBook tablets. Now, however, BlackBerry will face some competition. The competition couldn't really come at a worse time for the faltering company. As of late, BlackBerry has been facing declining sales and market share as Android and iOS devices have taken over.

NEWS SOURCES:thenextweb.com