BlackBerry has of announced its technology has been approved by NATO to transmit classified communications.

"The certification of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 phones allows agencies in NATO countries in 28 member states across North America and Europe to use BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the office or in the field," the company said in a release.

The company announced that the National Police of Colombia are upgrading their fleet of BlackBerry phones and migrating to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.

This news follows BlackBerry's announcement on Sept. 23 it had signed a letter of intent to be purchased by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in the wake of dismal second quarter results that revealed a nearly $965-million second quarter loss and 4,500 job cuts across the company's global workforce.