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How BlackBerry Is Riding iOS and Android To Power Its Comeback 125

Posted by Soulskill
from the if-you-can't-beat-'em,-join-'em dept.
alancronin sends this excerpt from ZDNet: "... the trend that brutally undercut BlackBerry phones during the past five years — the 'bring your own device' movement — is now driving significant sales of BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES), the company's backend software. 'Our customers have been asking, "Can you just take what you've done on BlackBerry and put it on iOS and Android?"' said Pete Devenyi, BlackBerry's SVP of Enterprise Software. ... Secure Work Space will be an app in the Apple App Store and Google Play, pending approval from Apple and Google, respectively. It will include secure email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and document editing. It won't allow data leakage including copy and paste between Secure Work Space and the rest of the device. IT will be able to remotely wipe everything in the Secure Work Space without affecting any of the other apps or data on the person's device, in a BYOD scenario."
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How BlackBerry Is Riding iOS and Android To Power Its Comeback

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  • by IntermodalAgain (2926007) on Friday May 17, 2013 @10:55AM (#43753369) Journal
    The only thing that kept a couple of users on Blackberry in my last job was the free international messaging on Blackberry's system. Doing business overseas, people found that to be the one perk that kept them from switching. Now, free messengers are becoming common enough that even those specific users no longer care. One switched to iPhone and I don't know what the other main Blackberry guy is running at this point, as we haven't kept in touch.
  • Re:I want one (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 17, 2013 @11:00AM (#43753431)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2701?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Not hard.

    Quite easy, in fact.

    From Apple.

    Just sayin'.

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