Samsung and FBI close to deal on Galaxy phones for the G-men; new deal would replace BlackBerry units
0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2013, 22:55 posted on
The FBI has over 35,000 employees, most of whom were issued BlackBerry handsets; but there is a change coming as Samsung has been in talks with the domestic crime-fighting agency to sell them its Galaxy line of devices. A deal this size would be another nail in the coffin of the Canadian smartphone manufacturer which has seen a huge loss in business from governmental agencies...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5152; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Just the latest (in a long line of) example of how BB/RIM lost their franchise. The security market has moved on - way beyond BB.
2. james004 (Posts: 408; Member since: 15 May 2013)
dont like samsung too much but atleast they are providing some sort of security in their version of android
3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Why not use BBZ10 ?
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5466; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Nothing is a secure phone people.
9. JC557 (Posts: 677; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
And if they want corporate level encryption maybe they should seek out Motorola/ Google considering how hardened the previous Motorola handsets have been.
6. phyxius (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 May 2013)
I love Samsung, but the Android is not secure enough like Apple; when it comes to National Security maybe this should be reconsidered.
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 1859; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
oxymoron phyxius.. android is open source so the FBI could check under the hood for spy codes then add custom codes for extra layers of security.
7. PAPINYC (Posts: 1953; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Ha, I'd like to get my hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy "G"!!
11. jameshoe (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
No way, I hack Sammy device as easy as jailbreak
12. networkdood (Posts: 5237; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Just an FYI, these phones will not be your normal everyday Androids. As for secure, the analyst is full of b.s., as with it being open source, the gov't will have a different version of the Android OS, specifically made.
14. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 152; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
Now they won't be able to concentrate on the important work... They'll be staring at that beautiful screen all day...