Ever efficient Germany, or at least their government, has decided to go the way of BlackBerry 10 when it comes to the usage of smartphones among the top brass in the country. Sure, BlackBerry might have lost their appeal and lustre among select U.S. government agencies, but the Canadian company has received quite the timely boost with the announcement by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that they will purchase a whopping 5,000 BlackBerry Z10s for use among their employees.
All 5,000 of these puppies will come fitted with Secusmart technology, which will deliver additional layers of security including data encryption and secure voice and text messaging. This particular contract with the German government could very well prove to be a catalyst to spark things to life in the world of BlackBerry. Does this mean that other companies and corporate bodies can see this as a sign, that the BlackBerry platform still has enough life and vibrancy as it was chosen by Germany’s government? How about Samsung’s KNOX system that seem to have flown the security flag on Android’s behalf, and subsequently, ate into BlackBerry’s enterprise market share as of late? Do you think that that is a factor as well?