Samsung’s New Target: BlackBerry

Samsung has spent the last several years luring smartphone consumers away from Apple’s iPhones. Now, the South Korean giant is taking aim at Research In Motion’s still-formidable grip on the world’s most security-conscious government and corporate clients.

Samsung is wooing chief information officers and government agencies, promising its phones-which run off Google’s Android operating system-are just as secure as BlackBerrys. It has hired dozens of executives and salespeople from rivals and from mobile-security companies, while investing in other smaller, mobile security and data firms.

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