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German government gives BlackBerry Z10 lots of love, security wins the day

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German government gives BlackBerry Z10 lots of love, security wins the day
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reportedly all-in with a BlackBerry Z10 due to its security features, and other agencies in the German government are following suit.

There are still staffers that will continue to use Samsung Android devices, but word has it that 5,000 Z10s have made, or will be making their way into the hands of other government employees. That will mean that about half of the government issued devices will be BlackBerry handsets.  The other half being the aforementioned Samsung devices (Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III). The deal was struck by the Procurement Office of the Ministry of the Interior and the Federal office for Information Security (BSI) with Düsseldorf Secusmart and T-Systems, who provide IT security applications to the government.

Thanks to BlackBerry Balance, users will be able to have some personalization while the IT folks will still be able to maintain control and implement policies to protect sensitive materials and communications. Secusmart installs a security solution which assists with that endeavor. Everything, from phone calls to emails, internet or VPN access and PIM data is encrypted.

This is a bulls-eye for BlackBerry, and a much needed one as the manufacturer has maintained its focus on enterprise and government clients throughout the development of BlackBerry 10.

source: areamobile.de via CrackBerry.com

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 21:51 6

1. bb10.dead.dead.dead (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


The GERMAN govt will regret their decision very soon.....

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 22:19 5

3. nazyr1803 (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


well...that is ur opinion...have the other phone give a good security??
so shut up!!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 22:26 2

4. bb10.dead.dead.dead (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


apple iOS and Google Android security LEVEL is already on par with BB.

BB is hyping their security is better, but the truth is not better than competitor.... and the worst... BB server stability is very bad. The push email & BBM do run trouble every now and then...

and with BB gonna bankrupt this year, investing in BB10 is the worst decision german govt ever had.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 08:50

11. JC557 (Posts: 823; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Well, Motorola android phones do.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:02 2

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2814; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


No they won't.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:24

12. miklosjobbagy (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


They paid a lot of money for a technology that is on the market for 8 years, and does not costs thousands of euros...

Actually Secfone (check their UK website) was the very first company that used TPM technology for mobile communication encryption. The debut of the technology was at CeBit 2006 in Hannover. Their cryptocard can be used with almost any smartphone that runs Android. And the Secfone cryptocard costs only 300 EUR (and you have to pay 55 EUR/month for the service, if you use Secfone's servers).

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 22:15 5

2. lyndon420 (Posts: 1686; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Good for BB. Hope they make somewhat of a comeback at least.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:46 1

8. SitiHardiyantiRukmanaBangsat (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They already slashing their price in UK.
A sign that RIM will RIP soon.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 22:55 4

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


there will always be hope for Canadian BB because its Canadian and their software is not monitored every second by a country that even its own people doesn't trust Cough* America Cough* i

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 23:30 3

6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Im happy as long as they dont use apple
Easy to hack
Easier to damage
Way overpriced
Small screen with huge bottom and top bezel
No HD, NFC, SD Slot, ECT.....
But it is fast and simple to use like a kids toy

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:06

9. dante.lebeau (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I see,they are planning on another anti Jews world domination again.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:22

10. DanishDynamite (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Shut the f**k up!!! I'm from Denmark, and if some stupid pig... like you... don't know where that is, we are Germanys neighbors. I know a lot of German people, and believe me, they aren't proud of what Hitler did to that country, in fact that is a very embarrassing subject for them. So don't... just don't...

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