BlackBerry announces SecuTablet, a totally secure tablet based on Samsung Galaxy S 10.5
In an event on Saturday Blackberry revealed its new highly secured SecuTablet, a tablet which it says is suitable for privacy lovers, businesses and government offices.
SecuTablet is based on Samsung Galaxy S 10.5 and has been developed by BlackBerry in partnership with IBM and Samsung.
The SecuTablet is also a result of BlackBerry’s purchase of security firm, Secusmart last year and is BlackBerry’s attempt to woo buyers who are more inclined towards privacy and security.
Priced at $2,380.oo BlackBerry has made it clear that, SecuTablet is not intended for everyday users but a elite niche because it is built with the sole purpose of preventing data on the tablet being leaked by any methods. SecuTablet also gives total encryption to voice and data services through a built-in Secusmart Security Card.
In a statement about the new device Chief Executive Office of Secusmart GmbH a Blackberry company Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle said, “Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions. National and international government customers have entrusted their voice and data communications with the Secusmart Security Card for years. This same technology is what secures the new SecuTABLET. Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry’s most secure and complete communications network in the world”.
Apart from all the security features, SecuTablet will also have your run of the mill Apps like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without worry of security compromises. SecuTablet runs Apps and data services separately and totally isolated from personal information stored on the device, much like Samsung’s Knox secure container method.
In fact, Samsung has collaborated with BlackBerry to provide secure working environment. SecuTablet runs on Android and BlackBerry hopes that SecuTablet will be the go to solution for businesses and privacy lovers.