BlackBerry teams up with Samsung to announce the SecuTABLET

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 15 Mar 2015

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BlackBerry today teamed up with Samsung to announce a new tablet — the SecuTABLET — which is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

The tablet is not meant for normal consumers, and BlackBerry is squarely focusing on enterprise market with it. The devices relies heavily on the encryption technology of Secusmart — a company that BlackBerry had acquired last year. Additionally, IBM is providing a “secure app wrapping technology” for the SecuTABLET, and will be assisting enterprise customers in deploying Secusmart in their organizations.

“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry company. “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.”

The tablet is currently being tested by the German Federal Office for Information Security for the German VS-NfD security rating.

As for the specs, the SecuTABLET comes with a 10.5-inch Super-AMOLED display with a 2560*1600 resolution, an octa-core Exynos 5420 chip, 3GB RAM, 8MP/2.1MP camera on the rear and front respectively and more.

The SecuTABLET will hit the retail stores in the United States in summer later this year.

[Via BlackBerry]