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6 New Apps for the PlayBook, iOS and Android [Roundup]

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Welcome to this week’s edition of our multi-platform app and game roundup. We like to stay up to date with what’s happening on the three major smartphone/tablet platforms and this week we have some pretty awesome looking games. Check out what’s happening on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry this week. More after the jump.
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Pressly to Bring Tablet Optimized Websites for iPad, Android and PlayBook

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One of the challenges for publishers these days is that there is an exponentially growing number of devices where your content is being consumed. As more people are consuming content on smartphones, tablets and desktops, publishers need to keep up by offering optimized versions of their content for these platforms. Pressly is a startup that has an innovative and simple way for publishers to get tablet optimized versions of their websites up and running in a short time. Click through for more details.
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App Roundup – Tablet Edition: What’s New on BlackBerry, iOS and Android

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ShareFile Announces BlackBerry File Sharing App for Business

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ShareFile provides secure file transfer and full-featured virtual data room solutions that enable companies to exchange large and/or confidential business files. The company is debuting its BlackBerry app, alongside apps for the iPad and Android tablets. Central to the ShareFile experience is security, and all data transmitted between ShareFile’s tablet and smartphone applications and user’s mobile device is encrypted.

To download the free ShareFile app, use the OTA link at dl.sharefile.com/bb.

Read more about mobile ShareFile solutions on their site.

The PlayBook Will Be the First Tablet to Truly Enter Government

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RIM has just announced that the PlayBook has received FIPS 140-2 certification, making the BlackBerry PlayBook the first tablet certified for deployment within U.S. federal government agencies. No other tablet on the market has gained FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is required under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). While some sites will claim that the iPad has made significant moves in government, from what we can tell it’s for very minimal use cases such as presentations and there doesn’t seem to be any significant deployment to date.

According to Bloomberg, the US Military has been testing tablets across all branches. The services are looking to tablets to replace laptops as well as paper manuals, maps, biometric devices and some communications tools. The U.S. Army is leaning toward the PlayBook because RIM “addressed security concerns from the get-go,” said Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dosmann, who oversees mobile device pilot- testing for the Army’s cybersecurity division. Security remains an issue for Apple and may hold back wider use of iPads, he said.
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RIM Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Solution for Smartphones and Tablets

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RIM has announced new multi-platform management solution for enterprise. The solution will incorporate secure device management for iOS, Android, and tablets all managed from convenient web-based console.

We’ve been hearing a lot about multi-platform deployments gaining steam in enterprise and this looks like a good tool for IT departments and CTOs to manage a multi-platform deployment. The web console will help manage and distribute software, manage policies, inventory and security services.

This new solution is from RIM’s acquisition of Ubitexx, a company that specializes in multiplatform mobile deployment software. They make a point of mentioning that there are many more security options available on the BlackBerry platform but I still find it interesting that RIM has listened to their CTO clients and embraced multiplatform deployments. RIM intends to launch this service for general availability summer 2011.