BlackBerry and Secusmart made a bit of a splash recently with all of the NSA phone snooping craziness. Angela Merkel ordered 2,000 BlackBerry Z10 phones with the Secusmart voice encryption software on a chip to encrypt all of their phone conversations. So far that solution was only available to governments and large enterprises. Now they told Bloomberg that it is available to all in a 2,000 Euro device. This is for those lawyers, bankers, and other companies that absolutely have to have confidential phone conversations. Supposedly BlackBerry’s former CEO, Thosten Heins, had a personal hand in making the Secusmart cooperation happen for BlackBerry 10.
Hopefully BlackBerry is capitalizing on the opportunity. I am sure they could even build their own solution and pitch it to governments that are tired of NSA snooping.