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Samsung to unveil new b2b platform at Mobile World Congress

Samsung is setting its sights on the corporate market, with plans to launch a mobile enterprise platform during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona next week, according to a report from US-based firm Detwiler Fenton.

If true, a Samsung entry into the business market could disrupt that sector. Following the release of its Galaxy S3 smartphone last year, the tech giant released a program called Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE). SAFE was designed to make Android handsets more secure in enterprise environments.

The latest speculation now suggests that the firm has enhanced SAFE to effectively take market share from business market leader Blackberry, with news that it has already hired over 100 sales and support staff as well as BlackBerry managers and engineers to work exclusively on its b2b offerings.

The rumour comes as the leading smartphone manufacturer refuses to reveal details about its Galaxy S4, which is expected to be launched on 14 March.