High-security tablet from Blackberry priced at $2,380

NEW DELHI: Blackberry, which is known for its security-focused mobile devices, launched a high-security tablet, SecuTABLET, developed with International Business Machines Corp, Samsung Electronics Co and Blackberry’s recently acquired Germany-based Secusmart.

The SecuTABLET has been priced at $2,380 and comes bundled with some software from IBM and SecuSmart’s MicroSD card, combining a number of cryptographic chips to protect data in motion and at rest.

The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company’s stress on secure connections for governments and businesses.

The device was undergoing certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security for secure rating, a statement said, adding that the new tablet used the same security technology as the Secusmart Security Card.

“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” said Hans-Christoph Quelle, Chief Executive Officer of Secusmart GmbH, said in a statement.

“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 BlackBerry’s most secure and complete communications network in the world,” Quelle added.

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