Samsung and BlackBerry subsidiary to present ‘highly secured mobile device’

BlackBerry subsidiary SecuSmart will present a ‘highly secured mobile device’ together with Samsung and IBM at the tech fair Cebit next weekend. It is unknown whether it is a phone, a tablet or even a completely different device.

It is the first time that a BlackBerry business unit has worked closely with Samsung. In January, it was rumored that the South Korean conglomerate would like to acquire BlackBerry, but Samsung denied that.

SecuSmart, originally from Germany, which BlackBerry took over last year, has confirmed the presentation of the ‘highly secured mobile device’ on its website, calling it a ‘world first’ in the field of secure mobile communication. The company does not say what kind of device it is. In addition to Samsung, IBM is also involved in the development.

SecuSmart provides end-to-end encryption for smartphones. This is done, among other things, by means of something that the company calls a Crypto-Chip, which can be placed in a normal microSD card slot. SecuSmart previously worked with Nokia.