Blackberry Releases New Security Focused Tablet
When you’re travelling, your day is jam-packed and you just don’t have time to whip out a PC all the time. But you can whip out a BlackBerry and tweet by keeping a constant diary of where you are at and why you are there.
Actually Blackberry had a strong history with phones rather than with tablets. There have been several attempts though of releasing tablets however all was in vain. It’s first one, the PlayBook, flopped badly, mired by half-baked software and a botched product launch. The company was so disappointed and in a so bad condition that they determined to stay away from that market since then.
Any way one shouldn’t lay his arms, one should struggle till the end. So Blackberry stood up and had another go with the SecuTablet which puts a strong emphasis on security.
This time Blackberry was acting much cleverer, the company had some help: The SecuTablet’s hardware is simply a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, one of the better Android tablets to compete directly with Apple’s iPad. It incorporates existing security-card tech from Secusmart, which BlackBerry acquired last year, to encrypt voice and data communications.
The company also didn’t missed the lucky chance to hook up IBM on the software side and have kind of collaborations to ensure that its new tablet is secure enough for government work, moreover it’d also run apps like Facebook and YouTube, so as the users will not need another or second device.
Such convenience simply doesn’t come easy and cheap, though. The SecuTablet costs over 2,250 euros and $2,360 US. Actually with this parameters and capabilities the price puts the device in a league of its own. As for global organizations, Blackberry is targeting, safeguarding high-stakes data is often well worth the cost.