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    Default RCMP have approved the PlayBook

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police just announced that the PlayBook has been approved for use.
    The RCMP is Canada's largest police force with about 30,000 employees.

    Brendan Dunne, Acting Chief Technology Officer, says "The BlackBerry PlayBook meets RCMP requirements because it links to a BlackBerry, which is already an approved device. iPads and devices running other operating systems (such as Android) are not currently approved".

    Good news for RIM. Although, because the RCMP is a federal agency, I'm sure there won't be many new tablet acquisitions until the new fiscal year starts April 1, 2012.
    Same can be said for other government agencies. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a big fan of the PlayBook. Add to that a major OS update on the horizon, and 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for the PlayBook.
    Last edited by Jake Storm; 09-19-2011 at 10:47 PM.
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    good to hear and yes good for RIM
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    I would hope a CANADIAN federal agency would support a CANADIAN cell phone manufacturer.
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    That will be one huge rebate form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranzJoseph View Post
    I would hope a CANADIAN federal agency would support a CANADIAN cell phone manufacturer.
    It's approved because of its security, not where it's made.
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    Here's hoping the RCMP decides to take a big order of PB's and put them into police cars like the one Crackberry Kevin got thrown into
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwiseone View Post
    Here's hoping the RCMP decides to take a big order of PB's and put them into police cars like the one Crackberry Kevin got thrown into
    Or the car manufacturers could supply them from the factory with the new police cruisers.
    I heard Ford has a new Police Interceptor coming out based on the Taurus. This could be a nice factory option to separate it from other police car manufacturers.

    I'm sure (I hope) RIM has people liaising with Ford/Dodge/Chevy to help and encourage them with PlayBook integration in new vehicles. I've seen the inside of the current RCMP Ford Crown Victoria, and the laptop and light controller take up a lot of space. That set up that Kevin was showing us looked really clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Storm View Post
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police just announced that the PlayBook has been approved for use.
    The RCMP is Canada's largest police force with about 30,000 employees.

    Brendan Dunne, Acting Chief Technology Officer, says "The BlackBerry PlayBook meets RCMP requirements because it links to a BlackBerry, which is already an approved device. iPads and devices running other operating systems (such as Android) are not currently approved".

    Good news for RIM. Although, because the RCMP is a federal agency, I'm sure there won't be many new tablet acquisitions until the new fiscal year starts April 1, 2012.
    Same can be said for other government agencies. The Canadian Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a big fan of the PlayBook. Add to that a major OS update on the horizon, and 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for the PlayBook.
    Just so you know, Dwight Duncan is the finance minister of Ontario, not Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Storm View Post
    Or the car manufacturers could supply them from the factory with the new police cruisers.
    I heard Ford has a new Police Interceptor coming out based on the Taurus. This could be a nice factory option to separate it from other police car manufacturers.

    I'm sure (I hope) RIM has people liaising with Ford/Dodge/Chevy to help and encourage them with PlayBook integration in new vehicles. I've seen the inside of the current RCMP Ford Crown Victoria, and the laptop and light controller take up a lot of space. That set up that Kevin was showing us looked really clean.
    a lot of the electronics is installed after market not at the factory
    I actually sat in a meeting at an Armored car manufacturer with one of the people who BID on and install the Laptop mounts for the OPP and RCMP vehicles in Ontario and Quebec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpieFiend View Post
    Just so you know, Dwight Duncan is the finance minister of Ontario, not Canada.
    You're right.
    My apologies to Mr. Flaherty

    However, it appears that Mr. Flaherty is also a RIM supporter...
    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...08#post6692208
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    With this news, it is clearly time for a Playbook app that finds the nearest Tim Horton's based on current GPS coordinates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid-V View Post
    With this news, it is clearly time for a Playbook app that finds the nearest Tim Horton's based on current GPS coordinates.
    There already is one
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieLee View Post
    It's approved because of its security, not where it's made.
    Which is the reason that the American federal government uses it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbnkelt View Post
    Which is the reason that the American federal government uses it...
    Have you seen any in use yet in the fed space? I haven't yet. I think that will change once they get it talking to BES and have the native stuff, but I have yet to see a single Playbook being carried around. I would like to try to pilot some stuff once they get it working with BES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deRusett View Post
    a lot of the electronics is installed after market not at the factory
    I actually sat in a meeting at an Armored car manufacturer with one of the people who BID on and install the Laptop mounts for the OPP and RCMP vehicles in Ontario and Quebec.
    I guess they'll have to go talk to Mobile Innovations...
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    The current US Adminstration has approved General Motors but that does not make it a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greggebhardt View Post
    The current US Adminstration has approved General Motors but that does not make it a winner.
    It might make it a winner for sales based on security if no other car could offer the same security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Storm View Post
    I guess they'll have to go talk to Mobile Innovations...
    http://crackberry.com/guess-what-rol...ice-cruiser-v2

    They may be a competitor,

    Mobile Innovations only works with 20 Agency's in Canada and the UK.


    This Demo Car does look sweet,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Storm View Post
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police just announced that the PlayBook has been approved for use.
    The RCMP is Canada's largest police force with about 30,000 employees.

    Brendan Dunne, Acting Chief Technology Officer, says "The BlackBerry PlayBook meets RCMP requirements because it links to a BlackBerry, which is already an approved device. iPads and devices running other operating systems (such as Android) are not currently approved".

    Good news for RIM. Although, because the RCMP is a federal agency, I'm sure there won't be many new tablet acquisitions until the new fiscal year starts April 1, 2012.
    Same can be said for other government agencies. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a big fan of the PlayBook. Add to that a major OS update on the horizon, and 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for the PlayBook.
    I can assure you that the Finance Ministry of Canada and the Competition Bureau of Canada will have no problems approving a takeover of Research In Motion, if one happens to come around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealCivic View Post
    I can assure you that the Finance Ministry of Canada and the Competition Bureau of Canada will have no problems approving a takeover of Research In Motion, if one happens to come around.
    Because you are in said Bureau?
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    I agree a takeover of RIM would not be blocked by the Canadian Federal government, the Conservatives mainly opposed the Potash takeover due to political vote getting issues, they have a majority now so wouldn't be so worried and go against their principles as they have four years of guaranteed power. Hope it doesn't happen though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealCivic View Post
    I can assure you that the Finance Ministry of Canada and the Competition Bureau of Canada will have no problems approving a takeover of Research In Motion, if one happens to come around.
    I can assure you they will not.
    Assurances mean little on an internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lnichols View Post
    Have you seen any in use yet in the fed space? I haven't yet. I think that will change once they get it talking to BES and have the native stuff, but I have yet to see a single Playbook being carried around. I would like to try to pilot some stuff once they get it working with BES.
    Oh, yes!!!!
    My agency ran a pilot and we do have some. Not widespread use yet. Unfortunately I didn't manage to weasel my way into one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbnkelt View Post
    Oh, yes!!!!
    My agency ran a pilot and we do have some. Not widespread use yet. Unfortunately I didn't manage to weasel my way into one.
    Very cool. Glad they are starting to work their way in.
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    About time the RCMP approved it.

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