Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics hopes to make greater inroads into the bring-your-own-device market with the addition of Privacy and Business Virtualization to its Optimus Vu, which is called the Intuition in the U.S. and available on the Verizon network.
LG plans to add the technology to more phones “to meet the growing demand for secure, business-friendly smartphones,” the company said.
Like other solutions that make smartphones enterprise-ready, P&B Virtualization creates separate personal and business personalities on the phone, keeping work-related applications and data separate from personal ones, the company said. The solution creates “a secure, IT-controlled environment for business applications while leaving the end user’s personal data and applications unchanged,” the company continued.
The phone uses VMware Horizon Mobile software to run a second operating system, completely isolated from the one running on the device itself. This reduces security risks and enhances manageability for businesses, LG said.
When the phone was introduced last year in the U.S., it already had such business-ready features as enterprise-grade security, corporate data encryption, secure VPN, remote wipe and the like, LG said at the time.
The phablet, launched last September through Verizon, features a 5-inch 4:3 HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, ability to write and draw on documents via a stylus, 32GB of internal memory and 2,080 mAh battery. The display’s 4:3 aspect ratio is said to be optimized for easy viewing and note taking.