The U.S. federal agency is all set to test its new BlackBerry 10 platform and its devices as per a statement from RIM (Research In Motion).
A pilot program to carry out tests on 10 smartphones and 10 Enterprise Service devices of Blackberry has been set up by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). They are scheduled to commence proceedings at the start of the coming year.
The agency has designed this program to verify whether the operating system of the new devices meets the security and mobility needs of the users.
Scott Totzke, the Sr. VP for BlackBerry Security at the RIM said that they have been closely associated with Blackberry for years and that the latter proved to be very committed towards the standards set by the government agencies. He also added that the company would be sharing the additional features at the global launch event to be held on January 30, 2013.
Amidst all the verifications, BlackBerry 10 has recently obtained a FIPS 140-2 certification which clearly indicates that the user data is well secure. Meanwhile Barbara Gonzales, the press secretary at ICE said that they would be taking a close review of the BB10 and would decide upon Blackberry's future as a quality platform provider. However in October, ICE was also announced its decision to discontinue with the devices of BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone.
On completion of the review in October, ICE reported that Apple's hardware and applications would serve their technological needs better when compared to that of Blackberry.
Though Blackberry has set its own standards in the market, customers are seen switching to newer Android powered devices and iPhones.