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  1. bhrgvr's Avatar
    Just in my mail...

    BlackBerry?s Secusmart Announces SecuTABLET - BBin

    BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart launches a super secure tablet in collaboration with IBM and Samsung today at CeBIT 2015. The SecuTABLET is based on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

    Press Release:

    Dsseldorf Secusmart, a BlackBerry company, is presenting with IBM at CeBIT 2015, the SecuTABLET, a high-security tablet based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. With the new secure tablet for national and international public sector markets and enterprises, data that is subject to special security requirements can be used on the move. Personal applications or those that are not additionally secured, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp, can also be used.

    The solution is undergoing certification at the German Federal Office for Information Security for the German VS-NfD (classified for official use only) security rating.

    The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

    Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerrys 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. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerrys most secure and complete communications network in the world.

    Joint expertise for global security of communication

    The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on Mobility Impact notes that 63 percent of public sector respondents would appreciate mobile access to their specialized applications like budget and controlling. These data are subject to special security requirements. Access via conventional mobile devices is ruled out.

    The SecuTABLET closes a supply gap and opens up for government and administrations an opportunity to derive greater benefit from digitization and the mobile Internet, with system integration as a fundamental success factor, said Stefan Hefter, Senior Management Consultant with IBM. We have contributed our longstanding expertise as a system integrator for mobile solutions. The technology used to make mobile apps secure by means of so-called wrapping has already proven its worth in the United States.

    IBM has provided the secure app wrapping technology for the SecuTABLET, and assists in implementing the high security solutions by Secusmart within the infrastructures of the various clients inside the governmental sector.

    As a BlackBerry company, Secusmart enhances the companys commitment to remaining the leading provider in enterprise mobile security. BlackBerry is the only mobile device management (MDM) vendor that has achieved the Full Operational Capability level of certification for operation on U.S. Department of Defense Networks. Furthermore, BlackBerry 10 smartphones were the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to Restricted level.

    Secusmart GmbH (www.secusmart.com), a BlackBerry company (BlackBerry NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX:BB), is the leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive olutions for protecting businesses and governments from electronic eavesdropping. The Dsseldorf-based companys latest innovation is the high-security SecuTABLET, which has been created with IBM and Samsung for use by national and international government agencies and companies. The anti-eavesdropping app Vodafone Secure Call ensures companies can make secure mobile voice calls regardless of the platform and device being used. Since the start of 2015, one of the solutions for securing communications and protecting companies from corporate espionage has been sold to German business customers by Vodafone Germany, the solutions first marketing and distribution partner. With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services.

    For more about IBM visit IBM - Deutschland
    03-14-15 12:01 PM
  2. sebstarr's Avatar
    So What does this mean for a consumer? Does the tablet itself have any enhanced privacy features for consumer use? Any photos or how it will be made available to the market?
    03-14-15 12:12 PM
  3. dvarnai's Avatar
    so um, is it running android?
    03-14-15 12:12 PM
  4. whatsever's Avatar
    IBM SecuTablet ? Samsung is going to deliver the tablet an it seems the Tab S series (10.5)

    At the Cebit Blackberry and IBM where introducing it, so where does that leave Samsung? and what OS , could it be OS 10 with workspace

    IBM is telling us this:
    The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

    What does it mean, we get a BB10 OS tablet for 3000 dollar.

    I hope Blackberry could make a deal with Samsung to get the the TAB S 8.4 with BB 10 OS for 400 euro for consumers. LOL
    03-14-15 12:13 PM
  5. bhrgvr's Avatar
    most likely this is going to run BB10 OS with Samsung Hardware and I doubt it will be released for the consumer... If it does it will have the BB10 without the security
    03-14-15 01:04 PM
  6. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    most likely this is going to run BB10 OS with Samsung Hardware and I doubt it will be released for the consumer... If it does it will have the BB10 without the security
    I doubt it's running BB10

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    03-14-15 01:06 PM
  7. John Vieira's Avatar
    It's most likely running Android that's been "wrapped" by IBM.

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    03-14-15 01:09 PM
  8. bhrgvr's Avatar
    With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services.
    I doubt it's running BB10
    The last three lines
    03-14-15 01:15 PM
  9. sebstarr's Avatar
    Based on the image in link below... WPS office is running on the tablet..so I would make the assumption it is in fact android?

    *https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAE196dWgAA2_Lx.jpg:large

    WPS Office is the world's most popular free mobile office suite for Android smartphones and tablets. WPS office.
    03-14-15 01:16 PM
  10. serbanescu's Avatar
    Yeah, I am also of the opinion it's based on an Android foundation
    03-14-15 01:20 PM
  11. bhrgvr's Avatar
    But why would BB ditch its own OS... That is beyond me. The only reason that comes to my mind is that the Android platform has more apps and developers dont want to develop for BB platform!!!
    03-14-15 01:23 PM
  12. serbanescu's Avatar
    But why would BB ditch its own OS... That is beyond me. The only reason that comes to my mind is that the Android platform has more apps and developers dont want to develop for BB platform!!!
    They didn't ditch BB10, they are only one of the partners in this project. We don't know who had the initiative in the first place.
    03-14-15 01:27 PM
  13. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    But why would BB ditch its own OS... That is beyond me. The only reason that comes to my mind is that the Android platform has more apps and developers dont want to develop for BB platform!!!
    Why the melodrama... BlackBerry haven't built a BlackBerry 10 OS for the tablet yet and this isn't abandoning BlackBerry 10.

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    03-14-15 01:29 PM
  14. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Although it's a possibility that it could be an android variant with qnx as its kernel.

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    03-14-15 01:30 PM
  15. bhrgvr's Avatar
    They didn't ditch BB10, they are only one of the partners in this project. We don't know who had the initiative in the first place.
    So if IBM did it first they would have wanted to use the partnership with APPLE... No go
    Samsung wants to desperately get into the security market, so the partnership with BlackBerry...
    BlackBerry wants to sell more solutions from what it owns... so it seems like BB or Samsung might have initiated it !!!
    03-14-15 01:30 PM
  16. bhrgvr's Avatar
    Why the melodrama... BlackBerry haven't built a BlackBerry 10 OS for the tablet yet and this isn't abandoning BlackBerry 10.

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    Maybe BB is just not ready to scale the OS to its, might be, tablet yet...
    Yes... there is a possibility of a QNX kernel with some kind of Android running on it.
    Google and BB, I read here, were going to be partnering.

    Makes sense ?
    03-14-15 01:36 PM
  17. dolco's Avatar
    Maybe BB is just not ready to scale the OS to its, might be, tablet yet...
    Yes... there is a possibility of a QNX kernel with some kind of Android running on it.
    Google and BB, I read here, were going to be partnering.

    Makes sense ?
    IMHO Not! As is mentioned, partner is not BB, just SecuSmart branch. There is not any QNX or BB10 solution. There is just transferred SecuSmart technology used for BB (BBOS and BB10) to Android. What is worse, it looks like for backend is used solution from IBM and not BES12 by BlackBerry.
    03-14-15 02:32 PM
  18. bhrgvr's Avatar
    IMHO Not! As is mentioned, partner is not BB, just SecuSmart branch. There is not any QNX or BB10 solution. There is just transferred SecuSmart technology used for BB (BBOS and BB10) to Android. What is worse, it looks like for backend is used solution from IBM and not BES12 by BlackBerry.
    So you are saying that BB is letting its arms spin different solutions for different customers?
    03-14-15 02:53 PM
  19. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    This was probably a project well underway prior to BlackBerry acquiring secusmart. It would have probably significantly delayed release and increased research and development cost for them to start over on' the tablet and put bb10 on it. If that is indeed the case, I think it would be a foolish decision to choose to put bb10 on it. Likewise, it would be foolish to scrap the project which has ties to ibm and samsung. BlackBerry made the only decision that makes sense here.

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    03-14-15 02:55 PM
  20. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    Also, there is likely a reason they are releasing the product under secusmart, a blackberry company, instead of just as a blackberry product. That in and of itself is a pretty obvious indicator to me that it runs android

    This is also likely why it was announced at cebit rather than mwc.
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    03-14-15 02:59 PM
  21. John Vieira's Avatar
    It also can't be any version of forked android, because it would then still not have access to Google Play store which seems to be one of the aims of this project.

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    03-14-15 03:02 PM
  22. Benjamin Black's Avatar
    It also can't be any version of forked android, because it would then still not have access to Google Play store which seems to be one of the aims of this project.

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    Could still be android on qnx kernel though

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    03-14-15 03:06 PM
  23. kfh227's Avatar
    You all know that this is not a consumer device, right.



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    03-14-15 03:27 PM
  24. silversmith75's Avatar
    i had a hope it had bb10 on it... but... and was going to be available for consumer... but... doesn't sound like it..
    03-14-15 03:45 PM
  25. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    It also can't be any version of forked android, because it would then still not have access to Google Play store which seems to be one of the aims of this project.

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    I'm pretty sure the Google play store is not a priority for Samsung.

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    03-14-15 04:17 PM
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