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Samsung is touting a new package called KNOX that attempts to split an Android device in two separate halves, one for business and the other for personal use. Fresh from tussling with Apple for global smartphone supremacy, the South Koreans are now ready to tear into BlackBerry and invade its home turf of enterprise users. …


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  1. Steve Knox


    This is a blatant plagiarism of my personal motto. You will be hearing from my lawyers.

    1. Swarthy Silver badge

      Re: Subtitle

      They stole your motto, your mullet, and your name..

      It's time to take Samsung to the cleaners. Maybe you can get another $1.05 Billion out of 'em.

    2. LarsG

      Re: Subtitle

      It's a big ask that it will only work with Samsung, so where does that leave the Bring Your Own brigade? Will your Boss require you to upgrade your phone to a Samsung?

      A cross platform approach would be much better and they already exist.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good ?

    Good for Enterprise client already does this on Android. Good Technology will also work with iOS and BB

    1. dogged

      Re: Good ?

      And even WP.

  3. Shagbag

    BOOM! Shot across the bow, baby!

    How d'ya like them Apples, Tim Cock?

    1. GeorgeTuk

      Re: BOOM! Shot across the bow, baby!

      Come on now...this is not the place for that.

      Unless its sarcasm...we love that!

  4. Matt 52

    Off target

    I don't care about separate personal and corporate; give me an alternative to encrypted comms and BES so CESG will approve something other than blackberry devices for mobile email... it's actually why I'm praying that BB10 will fail and the company go bust so they HAVE to approve something else :)

    1. Malcolm Weir Silver badge

      Re: Off target

      To be fair, that possibly has as much to do with CESG and the reluctance of sponsors to push something new as with technology as a whole...

      (Perhaps that's your point: while BB exists, inertia rules).

    2. bazza Silver badge
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      Re: Off target


      You've got to be kidding. If BlackBerry disappears that doesn't automatically mean that CESG will certify something else, far from it. Apple, Samsung or who ever would still have to pay them to certify their products. And there's a big step between the few brief details we have here and a shiny certificate. Android in particular will be problematic with its anarchistic ecosystem, whether or not it has domain integration.

      Apple and Google have concentrated on the consumer market; it's much bigger than the enterprise market. That's why they've not really bothered asking CESG to give it the once over.

    3. taxman
      Big Brother

      Re: Off target

      It's no secret that Sammy have been spending time with the doughnut and looks like this could be the result. Would be nice to have choice.

  5. mIRCat

    But does it play snake?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Trouble is it's an Android phone. The main BB selling point is it's security - assuming they keep it. I'll stick with BB personally. Don't trust Andy Roid.

    1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge

      Re: er...

      Oh here it was because when it was new (We got them when they were blueberry shaped and mobile handsets couldnt use our existing mail system in such a convenient way).

  7. Mark Dowling

    The more the merrier in the Enterprise space

    If Samsung ups its game and especially gets going on some decent management tools, it forces RIM to keep innovating and Apple to do more than pretend they give a toss about corporate.

    As for the SAFE models - these ones won't have a world-write driver permission just so the camera works... right?

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