Pentagon debunks "80,000 BlackBerries ordered" report

Earlier this week, various outlets reported that the Department of Defence had put in a massive order for new smartphones, single-handedly rescuing BlackBerry from oblivion. Alas, no. Here's the DoD, quoted by Dan Seifert at The Verge.

Absolutely no new orders have been placed for new BB devices. The DISA press release put out Jan. 16 never alluded to any devices being purchased. The 80,000 BBs and 1,800 non-BB devices referenced in the release are legacy systems already in DoD inventories.