BlackBerry continues to forge ahead despite no shortage of setbacks and lingering obstacles down the mobile path.
On Thursday, the Canadian smartphone maker confirmed that it will enhance the mobile payment capabilities for users of BBM, the private social network available for smartphones running Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows Phone.
According to a written statement from BlackBerry, these new initiatives “will take the ability to connect and share using BBM one step further.”
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Embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry is still chugging along, unveiling on Wednesday plans for “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12″ — or BES12.
BES12 is a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform.
“In addition, a new promotional program will provide free migration to BES10, while a new pricing structure enables customers to simplify their enterprise mobility management (EMM) environment to a single trusted provider,” the Canadian company explains.
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Big news for BlackBerry.
Following the announcement earlier this week that the company’s restructuring phase is behind them (in short, they’re done cutting jobs for now), new details have come to light about the Canadian smartphone maker’s latest acquisition.
The mobile communications company is set to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a “leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions” for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers.
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BlackBerry, the embattled Canadian smartphone maker struggling to remain competitive across today’s bustling smartphone landscape, has just announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be the first companies to work with BlackBerry to enable a more open mobility ecosystem, a statement from BlackBerry reads.
In doing so, BlackBerry will provide organizations with more options to embrace multi-operating system mobile environments by enabling other MDM companies to manage BlackBerry 10 devices.
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For mobile marketers, this amounts to a whole bunch of bulls-eyes.
This week, comScore released the latest mobile industry data showing that domestic smartphone penetration is rapidly closing in on the next milestone threshold.
Reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for the three month period ending March 2014, 166 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (68.8 percent mobile market penetration). That’s a jump of 6 percent since December 2013.
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BlackBerry chief executive John Chen turned to the official BlackBerry blog yesterday to dispel a new round of rumors that the company will disband its hardware business or go on sale again any time soon.
According to Chen, the embattled smartphone maker may be in the middle of an epic fight for its own survival, but they will indeed continue to fight.
“I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon,” Chen says. “I know you still love your BlackBerry devices. I love them too and I know they created the foundation of this company. Our focus today is on finding a way to make this business profitable.”
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More bad news for BlackBerry this week. The embattled Canadian smartphone marker is no longer in business with T-Mobile, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States.
T-Mobile will stop selling BlackBerry products later this month.
MMW has confirmed that all BlackBerry sales for T-Mobile subscribers will end April 25th. However, if you’re a BlackBerry owner currently on T-Mobile, you won’t be shut out. Customers will still have service and retain access to product support in the future.
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