Straws in the wind

Two recent stories provide welcome news for Research In Motion at a time when some bloggers and analysts have declared BlackBerry to be little better than the devil incarnate. First, this piece from Nextgov saying that the U.S Air Force has cancelled a planned bulk purchase of 2,861 iPads because they fear a security breach from the Russian-made GoodReader software that’s contained therein.

The second positive citation comes from a story in The Catholic Register about Tom Collins, who grew up in my home town of Guelph, Ont., and was last weekend made a cardinal. “The call of God comes deep from the heart,” Collins said. “The call to be a bishop comes by telephone. I got the call to be a cardinal over a BlackBerry.”

iPhone owners: read that and weep for your sins.

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