BlackBerry subsidiary comes with ‘secure’ tablet in collaboration with IBM and Samsung

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SecuSmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, has announced that it is releasing a tablet with a range of security features. The so-called SecuTablet is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and there is also cooperation with IBM.

On its website, BlackBerry announces that the tablet, made by subsidiary SecuSmart, will be presented at the upcoming Cebit fair in Hanover. For the development, there was collaboration with IBM and the tablet itself is based on a model from Samsung: the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. What that exactly means is still unclear, but it is likely that the housing and internal components such as the soc will be taken over. Whether it runs Android or BlackBerry’s own operating system is still uncertain.

In the development of the SecuTablet, IBM has contributed to making applications secure, with the so-called secure app wrapping technology. Incidentally, ‘normal’ applications that are not specially protected can also be used as usual. Furthermore, users must be able to set up secure connections.

SecuSmart states that its tablet is suitable for use by companies and governments that want to have sensitive data available on the go and communicate securely. The company is still going through a certification program in Germany. Approval would allow government agencies to use the SecuTablet.

It had already been announced that SecuSmart would come with a new mobile device. Last week, the company announced that it would provide more details about its plans at the Cebit fair. SecuSmart is usually mainly concerned with end-to-end encryption of communication traffic.

The Cebit fair will be held from March 16 to 20. Images of the tablet have not yet been released, but are likely to appear at the time of the official presentation at the fair.

This is not the SecuTablet, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, which probably looks the same.

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