BlackBerry courts Samsung to tap enterprise mobility segment

This year Mobile World Congress witnessed revolutionary developments in enterprise mobility segment.

The highlight of this development was the partnership between rivals Samsung and BlackBerry. While Samsung stole the show by launching two enterprise-focused smartphones- Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, BlackBerry offered to support the Samsung mobility ecosystem with its software.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with features like wireless charging, Samsung Pay and Samsung KNOX dominated the smartphone arena in MWC 2015.

Flaunting the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 body, the Galaxy S6 edge are available in an array of colorful jewels tones including white Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.


The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with bright and fast front (5MP) and rear (16MP) camera supported by F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge supports WPC and MPA standards for wireless charging. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging and can work with any wireless pad available in the market.

Samsung will launch Samsung Pay mobile payment service in the US in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge during the second half of the year.

Visa will support Samsung Pay to make secure Visa payments by the eligible consumers in the US. Samsung Pay is supported by Visa Token Service technology which is designed to enable secure payments with a broad range of connected devices.

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) that enables the device to wirelessly transmit payment information either a contactless or traditional magnetic stripe merchant terminal when the user hold the device near a payment terminal to make Visa purchases in-store with Samsung Pay by selecting preferred Visa account.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end to end secure mobile platform, offering defense grade features for real time protection from potential malicious attacks. They also include features like remotely controlled reactivation lock and touch type finger print scanner to provide quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage.

At MWC 2015, Blackberry, in partnership with Samsung, announced two new BlackBerry enterprises services: WorkLife for BlackBerry and SecuSUITE, which will be offered through Samsung Business Services.

WorkLife by BlackBerry brings KNOX to accurately split mobile billing, respect employee and protect corporate assets. It can separate work and personal voice and SMS as well as data usage.

BlackBerry SecuSUITE solution offers security conscious organizations like government virtually tap-proof voice and SMS communications that are secure enough for world leaders. Blackberry and Samsung are working together to bring government grade security to KNOX enabled Smartphone, including Samsung Galaxy S6.

Shilpa Khatri

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