iPhone 6, New Samsung & Blackberry Phones Highlight Security Demands
The Apple iPhone 6 and 6+ certainly made a mark to anyone who follows the latest smartphone release or other markets that were impacted by its release, but many would-be customers have expressed concern over what they are considering a major concern for those who spend hundreds of dollars for the devices. While standing in line for the latest smartphone to hit the market is nothing new for those who want the latest and greatest mobile device to make its way into consumer’s hands, the case has been made that Apple may have lapsed in one crucial area that has left customers a little concerned. And despite the iPhone’s setting record sales, many customers and experts are pointing to suspected breaches in security as a concern with the smartphone. And jumping on this concern, a forgotten brand in the smartphone realm has announced its latest addition to its smartphone lineup.
Lost in all the brouhaha over the iPhone 6 (and 6+) release comes news from Blackberry that it is set to release a new phone. Teaming with powerhouse brand Porsche, Blackberry will release the P’9983, created by Porsche Design, touting its 4.2-inch display, 8 megapixel camera and 64 gigs of internal storage. Among its many selling points, Blackberry is noting the phone’s superior design, exceptional battery performance, and secure communications and collaboration. Noted for its usage among business professionals and government agencies throughout the world, Blackberry devices have been noted many times for having amongst the most highest levels of virtual security, protecting its users’ information with world-class security through its encrypted BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) messaging system.
Not one to be left behind, Samsung has also touted its security as being one of the best features of its lineup. Noting its encryption, Samsung has proclaimed its encryption as being the best way for professionals to protect sensitive data on mobile devices, securing important data such as names, phone numbers, documents, emails, images and more. The electronics giant has also noted its use of FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) as a certification that provides a powerful measure of security and a way to provide reliable linking of mobile devices.
This development has become the norm for smartphone manufacturers who continue to answer the call for greater smartphone security amidst the growing concerns regarding user security. With recent reports revealing breaches in government job Web sites and celebrity photos being hacked, smartphone security has come to the forefront as one of customers’ top concerns and desired features.