BlackBerry and Secusmart recently unveiled a partnership with Samsung and IBM to release the SecuTABLET, an ultra-secure Samsung-built Android tablet. The partnership was in the works long before BlackBerry officially acquired Secusmart.

The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

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“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry company. “National and international government customers have entrusted their voice and data communications with the Secusmart Security Card for years. This same technology is what secures the new SecuTABLET. 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.”

Rohit Sethi, vice president at Security Compass, and Christoph Erdmann, chief technology officer at Secusmart, recently met with Bloomberg to discuss the technology behind BlackBerry’s new, modified Samsung tablet. Check it out in the video above.

Additionally, you can read our interview with the Secusmart founders, here.