Samsung aiming at BlackBerry with platform for enterprise use to be unveiled at MWC?

Samsung aiming at BlackBerry with platform for enterprise use to be unveiled at MWC?
For those who thought that BlackBerry was in the clear once they launched the BlackBerry Z10, better guess again. According to investment house Detwiler Fenton, Samsung is planning on introducing a new platform for the enterprise customers that are the bread and butter of BlackBerry. But before you start getting overly excited, this comes from the same brokerage house that has been bearish on BlackBerry every penny of the move it made rising from single digits to a recent high near 18.

Will Samsung cut off BlackBerry's legs before it has started to walk?

Will Samsung cut off BlackBerry's legs before it has started to walk?

Not much is known about Sammy's purported enterprise focused platform except that it might have something to do with its SAFE initiative. SAFE stands for Samsung for Enterprise and deals with keeping its devices secure enough for enterprise use. Recent commercials showed how a make-believe software company with a BYOD policy found its supposedly secure software put on the internet because of an employee with a BlackBerry.

In its research note, Detwiler Fenton said that Samsung now believes that SAFE allows the Korean manufacturer to deliver Android with best in class security and is aiming right at Waterloo's heart. According to the brokerage firm, "Samsung must now believe it has enhanced SAFE to effectively take share from BBRY as we understand it has hired well north of 100 sales and sales support staff to serve the enterprise and small business markets."


If this turns out to be true, not only could it bring a quick end to BlackBerry's comeback, it could also put Samsung in a new position for it as the manufacturer for today's businessman. Samsung has been trying to push the Samsung GALAXY Note II as the perfect BYOD device with multi-windows allowing users to work and play at the same time.

source: RCRWirelessYahoo via BGR

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47 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

black berry will walk

2. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

too difficult to compete dude... especially with the upcoming key lime pie and HD+ resolution tabs and devices. im pretty sure mobiles with more than 1920x1080 displays would be released within this year! like DNA was released last year!

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

samsung has no right to try and "cut" anyone off after all "theify" things they have done!if anything they are the ones that need to be cut off

7. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Sony "theives" off Samsung and LG.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

provide facts

12. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Galaxy S2, LG Optimus G, etc. So how much do you get paid to shill for Sony?

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol thats funny ...real funny

16. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Can't refute, huh?

21. robotgedek

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I pity that dude, he really didn't know how good sony is with their design and quality. I admit that I've been using Sony products for a long time and I'm really pleased with them.

22. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

This message was brought to you by the Sony shills of Phonearena.

25. robotgedek

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

hahaha whatever dude, just giving my opinion, no hard feelings.

41. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

so you don't even know what you are missing........ only if you were using a galaxy note 2..........

43. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

If I had a nickel for every time someone on this site compared a phone to the Note 2 wether it be the iphone, DNA, Xperia, lumia, or even a nexus 4 for Christ's sake, I'd be swimming in them.

39. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Mini apps, adding and deleting home pans, notification toggles etc etc...

29. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

i dont think corporates will trust thier data with either samsung or android. if sammy is coming with android , it will be a laughing stock. android is known for selling thier own customers data . blackberry is known for their security and privacy policies.

24. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

only thing i like about sony, is SEXY ASS DESIGNS ! but... they are very late in updating their devices, and they don't update all of them, or most of them, just the really new ones...

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

So Samsung has no right to enter into other business lol...have you not seen the rumoured Sony phablet hmm I wonder why Sony are getting into the phablet section do you think it has something to do with the fact that the note series is doing very well....am a big fan of Sony but to keep on acting as if Sony have never copied is a joke...everyone copies everyone hell have you seen the new htc one if that's true that looks like a iPhone 5...seen the leaked ps4 controller the shape looks like the Xbox 360 controller...seen the optimus g pro looks like the note 2...everyone in this industry copies it'll be stupid not to take que from something that consumers like...reason everyone hates apple and samsung right now because they are at the top if and when they lose there spot who ever takes over will be the next hated thing... Don't know why some people find the reason to hate people or companies that do well...they doing well cause the customer likes them its as simple as that...consumers are fickle that when the next best thing comes out they will be over it but so far everything thats coming is just spec updates which the average consumers could care about its all about softwares which imo samusng are the best at in android...I admit I don't like the look of tw but software features like multi view,direct call,smart rotation etc etc is what makes Samsung stand out. For me Samsung are making the best all

33. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

very well said sir your comment is worth reading ;)

46. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

wait a minute now sir, wasn't the Dell Streak the first "phablet" style phone? i don't think Samsung can claim to be authentic in anything they do except for maybe their televisions or screen-making b/c all of the their mobile equipment have been improved upon variations of technology that was already there (as most technology is, but people seem to interpret when Samsung does it as innovation which i completely don't get).

47. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Never said they were 1st, but they took risk even though someone else failed and created a device that took advantage of a huge screen and now that Samsung have shown there is a market for extra large devices now every other OEM is jumping to the phablet wagon...I could care less who copies who, if they make a better device than I will buy it...everything is built on others work I just find it funny people act like "there" company has never copied.

9. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The eye can hardly see any difference between 720p and 1080i, going any higher wouldn't give any benefits at all. Improving battery life should be a priority, not thinking of ways to drain it even faster.

20. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

stop crying all the time. they ARE improving the battery life. galaxy s2 and s3 pretty much have the same battery life even though s3 has a bigger display AND more resolution. the same goes for onex and dna/butterfly.

36. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

since when Sony fansboys are so many here, usually it is Apple fansboy on Samsung topic

45. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

"fansboys" tho? interesting terminology.

4. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Sony is already dead

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sony has just begun

11. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Nope. Sony is already 6 feet under.

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

soon samsung will be

18. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Statistics and the market says no.

34. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

wow wow wow calm down , you now Samsung own half of the Android platform and is not going down , ok we get it Sony Xperia Z is a very good Smartphone, but hey, I can see your're scared and i'm pretty sure all companies are scared ..ESPECIALLY Sony, sooner or later Samsung will announce ITS BEASTS= and yes you are reading this frightenedly = Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III,

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