Pantech to Secure Android Phones with AuthenTec VPN
Pantech today announced that it will add business-grade encryption and security features to its future Android smartphones. Pantech plans to use AuthenTec's QuickSec Mobile VPN Client and SafeZone FIPS 140-certified secure platform in order to meet the security requirements of its carrier partners and potential business customers. The VPN software means Pantech's smartphones will be able to securely access corporate networks behind the firewall, and the encryption software will allow Pantech device owners to protect their data. Pantech didn't specify which devices would be first to offer the bolstered security features. AuthenTec is in the process of being purchased by Apple.
Opera Brings Its Mobile VPN to Android Devices
Opera Software today launched a free VPN for Android devices that allows smartphone and tablet owners to browse the web more securely and access what might be prohibited content when using managed networks. The VPN removes ad trackers for privacy purposes and supports virtual locations (U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the Netherlands), which should let people get around some region-based restrictions.
Opera Debuts VPN for iPhone and iPad
Opera Software today launched a free VPN for iOS devices that allows iPhone and iPad owners to browse the web more securely and access what might be prohibited content when using managed networks. The VPN removes ad trackers for privacy purposes and supports virtual locations (U.S., Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the Netherlands), which should let people get around some region-based restrictions.
AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe
Pantech today announced the Vybe, a quick messaging device that features both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Vybe, which is an update to the Ease, includes a 3.2-inch 400 x 240-pixel display with three customizable home screens.
Pantech Files for Bankruptcy
Pantech filed for court receivership today, which is the South Korean equivalent of declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has seen its share of the global market drop precipitously.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Is A Secured, Rebadged Alcatel Idol 4
BlackBerry today announced the DTEK50 smartphone, a slab-style handset that runs Android and features BlackBerry's signature communications and security software. BlackBerry says the DTEK50 features FIPS-2 hardware encryption, rapid security patching, secure boot process, and a hardened Android OS core.