BlackBerry  Joins Hands with Samsung and IBM to Launch  SecuTablet

March 17, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

BlackBerry , once the final word in business-oriented smartphones, is slowly drawing out measures to win back its bygone glory. But they are not pulling the strings alone this time. Joining hands with them are indeed some big names from the mobile and computing world.

The Canadian company is now entering into a partnership with Samsung and IBM to bring out a new secure tablet, which could keep you away from malicious attacks when working with sensitive data.

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The new SecuTablet has little to boast of the BlackBerry  trademark if you go by its looks. But what essentially adds the ‘security’ feature to the tablet comes from Secusmart, their own division.

A quick look at the tablet will remind you of Samsung, for it’s the Galaxy Tab 10.5  on which they have made the re-works. Running the tablet inside is the app wrapping technology from IBM, which along with the security features from Secusmart, makes it a spy-proof device which you can completely invest your trust on.

The SecuTablet features the same Secusmart Security Card that has been keeping alive the trust of various customers of data communication. Information from various apps and services are locked in a virtual container, denying access of these data to any external source.

Aimed at the international public markets and enterprises, the device currently seeks security ratings from the German Federal Office for Information Security.

BlackBerry  is planning to sell around 10,000 units of the SecuTablet annually, pricing of which can be expected to be around $2,380 (£1,609). Speculations are also that it will run the Android platform, considering the near-tern open platform lenience of BlackBerry .

It’s not the first time that BlackBerry  is having a go at the tablet segment. Their previous attempt hasn’t been a success journey, however. Playbook, BlackBerry ’s first ever tablet, was met with a lukewarm response when was launched back in 2010.

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