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BlackBerry to invest in government-focused security innovation center

BlackBerry said it will invest in opening a “security innovation center” in the Washington, D.C., area to serve as “a hub for collaboration with key government customers and other expert partners.” 

BlackBerry interim chief executive officer John Chen made the announcement during a talk at the Consumer Electronics Show Government Conference being held in Las Vegas.

Chen said the firm was “committed to working with government and industry experts to solve some of the biggest challenges we face in securing mobile communication.”

The center will be “focused on creating lasting partnerships that will encourage ongoing dialogue aimed at making better products and policy," said Chen, who joined the struggling smartphone maker in November 2013.

“Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks,” the company said.

BlackBerry used the CES show to also announce it would return to its roots in building keyboard-based phones after experimenting with introducing the BlackBerry 10 touchscreen model last year.

“I personally love the keyboards,” Chen told Bloomberg Television at CES.

Posted by GCN Staff on Jan 07, 2014 at 11:09 AM


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