For months, BlackBerry has been touting its highly secure BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Services) management server as the reason to stick with BlackBerry devices, whose sales have plummeted to a neglible percentage of the market in the last two years. Yet today, BlackBerry announced that it was licensing BES 10 APIs to competitors like EMC VMware's AirWatch subsidiary, Citrix Systems' Zenprise-based XenMobile unit, and IBM's Fiberlink unit.
I was reading Michelle Maisto's well-researched and well written story about how enterprises are slowly moving away from BlackBerry as the standard for secure mobile communications.
While I was doing this, I was waiting for the new BlackBerry Z30 GSM phone to restart—a process that was taking far longer than it should. This device which I'm reviewing for eWEEK should have been BlackBerry's tour de force.
BlackBerry has earned a “full operational capability” designation from the U.S. Defense Department for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones and enterprise service, the smartphone company said Thursday.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said the security certification will allow U.S. government employees to securely access email, data, apps and other department network resources using the company’s latest smartphones.
Blackberry's CEO John Chen has taken a verbal swipe at US mobile operator T-Mobile over its recent iPhone promotion, saying he is "outraged" by the "anti-Blackberry" campaign.
The promotion in question has seen T-Mobile US offer customers an iPhone 5S for $500, $150 less than its usual retail price, touting the saving as "a great offer for Blackberry customers". This didn't go down well with the Blackberry CEO, who on Wednesday wrote a blog post slamming T-Mobile for the promotion, which he blasted as "ill-conceived" and "inappropriate".
In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded an electronics and computer science consulting company called Research In Motion, or RIM. For years the company tinkered in obscurity, until it focused on a breakthrough technology: an easy, secure, and effective device that allowed workers to send and receive e-mails while away from the office. They called it the BlackBerry.