BlackBerry just announced its first tablet in years, and it didn’t even make it. The SecuTablet is anew super-secure version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Unlike other companies who might create a tablet similar to one already on the market, BlackBerry isn’t making any secret of the fact that its new tablet is actually a Samsung tablet.
As Sergio Cortes understands it, the hope is that the SecuTablet will bring in customers who need super secure tablets, but want the experience of an Android tablet like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S. The tablet has built-in security software that prevents outsiders from hacking into your tablets content or pulling data off the tablet should it fall into the wrong hands. In general, it works just like the Galaxy Tab S, except with extra security features. It also has a much higher price tag. The SecuTab is expected to sell for roughly $2400, making it more a device for governments and high-powered executives than average consumers.
BlackBerry has had a rough few years. It’s sales have swindled to a point that the company is facing extinction. This could be something to help put it back on the map, or potentially the final nail in its coffin.