The Wall Street Journal had an interview with Jim Balsillie, The Big Interview. He talks about the BlackBerry PlayBook, and it’s features. He speaks about email coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook as an application instead of going through the browser in about 60 days. He also speaks about Security regarding the questions of the BBC’s interview with Mike Lazaridis. Jim Balsillie is cool and speaks freely in the interview.
Jim Balsillie calls it a WiFi machine because it can browse of the WiFi, and also able to connect to your BlackBerry and can keep the table secure. Webmail is a popular way of checking your email. The app will be coming over the air, but what the powerhouse the tablet can be, he’s not too worried about an email app.
When asked about Security and email, he brings up the CoreFlood bot that was taken down and how important security is. When the phone is turned on, it checks everything on your phone. He brings up that Trust matters and it’s a big thing. RIM demonstrates invulnerability. He also says that carriers are the ones who deal with government and federal laws along with being dealt with through national regulators, but he did offer some explanations.
When asked about the PlayBook and who will use it, he does say both consumer and the enterprise user. Threat matrix stays high because you need to run enterprise though the BlackBerry device, so your email stays secure. They asked him about the apps and the other features on the tablet. Balsillie also answers about criticism of the BlackBerry PlayBook and that they do feel Android take the lead. Balsillie said their goal is more concerned with having a quality product that is high performance and both enterprise and consumer will find a great experience.
Check out the interview yourself here, thanks to CrackBerry who featured the Wall Street Journal‘s interview. While the email news is big, but for some of us, we want to know about the security issues and especially for those who travel or have loved ones that travel. Security affects everyone no matter who you are.
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