We have been predicting the death of BlackBerry for years now, so we gotta give it to them for sticking around for this long and still pushing their products forward. The company launched a new tablet this morning, which happens to be very unique.
For starters, it is actually a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 using the SecuSmart software solution. BlackBerry has also partnered with IBM to offer normal apps like Facebook and YouTube while keeping the device secure. Why all these precautions? Well, this tablet is a government-focused device, so it has to take advantage of the highest security measures around.
And the device definitely meets the standards any government would require. In fact, the German government was there and we were asked to leave the booth, which is why we had to cut the video a bit short. This is some heavy material, guys.
SecuSmart offers a cloud service, app permission lock-downs and more. For example, the device administrator can stop apps from taking your location. That is just one example, though, the possibilities are endless. And because they will be working only with government organizations, I am sure they will offer great customization for clients.
It’s pretty impressive how many levels of security the SecuTablet has. We were especially fond of the technology they use to keep data secure and locked. This tablet can be secured by an ID card that goes into the microSD card slot, which needs a password to unlock.
Hey, maybe we can finally get Obama to dump his BlackBerry and rock a nice tablet, right? In all seriousness, though. We think it will be a great device for those who can take advantage of it. It will be very pricey at 2250 Euros, but it should be a solid solution for those who need top-notch security.