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  1. DaSchwantz's Avatar
    So, I'm not quite clear on this Secusmart Co-op thing.

    It was mentioned that IBM was named as part of this. I am wondering if that deal was signed prior to BlackBerry aquiring Secusmart, and/or Apple's deal with IBM.
    I realize that many of the 'big players' cross-license from each other, however, I am trying to connect the dots on this play between, let's say, BlackBerry / IBM via SecuSuite, and how it will clash or contrast with Apple / IBM with their current deal.

    Anyone in d'know?
    The IBM Apple deal isn't really mutually exclusive...for example, it seems to be mostly focused on the use of iPads with customized business apps for front facing consumer related functions, whereas BlackBerry is on the enterprise backend (BES12) and work related communications end. For example, I think Air Canada is using the ipad/IBM software running on top of BES 12 for MDM.

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    02-28-15 11:35 PM
  2. kfh227's Avatar
    All before me bow down!

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20150228_193857.jpg

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    02-28-15 11:41 PM
  3. chrysaurora's Avatar
    One day to go for BlackBerry's MWC event and yet no substantial leaks!
    Waiting for news is so hard!
    03-01-15 12:10 AM
  4. theRock1975's Avatar
    Blackberry did a fantastic job with the 10.3.1. TAT is still working hard wow!!

    Check out the power point demo. Swipe left for the demo slides.


    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20150301_082859.png

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    03-01-15 07:33 AM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    03-01-15 07:35 AM
  6. rarsen's Avatar
    OT from the Related Technologies and Security files:

    SA Breaking News Team 2015-02-27 Bulletins
    Apple patent infringement suits keep coming • 3:35 AM

    Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor
    •Just two days after winning $532.9M from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) for patent infringement, Smartflash is again suing the tech giant, this time over using its technology without permission in devices not included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.
    Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) seems to have taken a cue from the victorious patent firm, announcing that it is suing Apple for infringing on its patents that are essential to 2G and 4G/LTE standards.
    •Previously: Apple to pay $532.9M in iTunes patent trial (Feb. 25 2015)
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    03-01-15 08:00 AM
  7. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Apologies if already shared: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topst...ors/ar-BBi2JdQ

    Classically Posted.
    rarsen, La Emperor, sidhuk and 3 others like this.
    03-01-15 09:03 AM
  8. bspence87's Avatar
    One day to go for BlackBerry's MWC event and yet no substantial leaks!
    Waiting for news is so hard!
    I'm excited like a kid on Christmas Eve lol.

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    03-01-15 09:24 AM
  9. wojciechp's Avatar
    Just a building block on what Morga+8 has already said earlier about BBRY going forward. This is a great video identifying the pattern going forward and the price expectation



    Posted via Money making BlackBerry Passport!
    03-01-15 10:16 AM
  10. jake simmons3's Avatar
    I'm excited like a kid on Christmas Eve lol.

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    I think Tuesday is the big day for BlackBerry at mwc

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    03-01-15 10:18 AM
  11. _dimi_'s Avatar
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gogo-e...133557037.html

    Perhaps a market BlackBerry should enter? In-flight Wifi is still expensive.. if they can somehow introduce BIS services for airplanes, data should be a LOT cheaper than it currently is. I remember Iberia asking about 18 dollars for 20 mb of data on my transatlantic flight last week.

    Discuss the possibility here : http://forums.crackberry.com/armchai.../#post11416609

    Lots of revenue potential!
    lech31, sidhuk, La Emperor and 6 others like this.
    03-01-15 11:10 AM
  12. zyben's Avatar
    BlackBerry Outlines Vision to Bring Unmatched Productivity and Security Software and Services to All Mobile Devices with BlackBerry Experience
    Expanding cross-platform strategy will deliver BlackBerry's best-in-class mobile security, productivity, communication and collaboration capabilities to any smartphone or tablet running iOS, Android and Windows

    BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - March 1, 2015) - Mobile World Congress 2015 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today unveiled its software and services vision to infuse BlackBerry's unmatched power of productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running iOS, Android™, and Windows operating systems, giving users the unprecedented ability to work seamlessly and securely across any device.

    The BlackBerry Experience Suite represents a major company-wide initiative in BlackBerry's commitment to build out its robust software portfolio. It extends BlackBerry's successful cross-platform strategy of complementing the company's innovative and ultra-secure hardware with software solutions that meet the changing needs of enterprises and mobile professionals - as well as device makers serving those markets. Comprising three distinct bundles of services, the BlackBerry Experience Suite will dramatically increase productivity by tailoring BlackBerry's unique security and collaboration features to any mobile device.

    "BlackBerry's core values of security and productivity are more in demand than ever - as we demonstrated with the successful expansion of BES12 and BBM to other platforms," said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman John Chen. "Flexibility without compromise is what current and former BlackBerry users tell us time and again they want from their mobile device. They want BlackBerry's legendary security and core productivity and collaboration capabilities while still being able to choose a device that matches their lifestyle and personality."

    Chen added: "We will continue to look for opportunities to broaden our software footprint in the market. Our goal is to be wherever our users need and want us, with our software suites, whether that's on an iPhone or a BlackBerry Classic."

    The BlackBerry Experience Suite includes three bundles of services that users would be able to purchase individually or together. They include:

    BlackBerry Productivity Suite:

    Manage work and personal messages, and edit documents across all devices effortlessly and securely;
    Intelligent work flows and deeply integrated search helps tackle the highest priority communications first, including high-priority messages, documents and contacts, across devices and cloud sources;
    Monitor all personal and work messages in one place - email, text, BBM, social accounts.

    BlackBerry Communication & Collaboration Suite:

    Share and collaborate securely in real-time with colleagues through instant meetings, Wi-Fi voice calls, video chat and an integrated calendar view;
    View and edit documents and calendar invitations across devices seamlessly and securely.

    BlackBerry Security Suite:

    Protect personal and work information from malware and data theft with BlackBerry's secure encryption and privacy controls;
    Secure emails, messages, phone calls and documents across any mobile computing environment;
    Integrate and securely manage work and personal messages through separate containers.

    BlackBerry will begin offering the BlackBerry Experience Suite later this year. For updates, more information and to get involved in the BlackBerry Experience Suite, visit blackberry.com/experience.

    BlackBerry Outlines Vision to Bring Unmatched Productivity and Security Software and Services to All Mobile Devices with BlackBerry Experience
    03-01-15 11:40 AM
  13. zyben's Avatar
    Samsung and BlackBerry Bring Enterprise Services to KNOX and the New Samsung Galaxy S6


    BARCELONA, Spain--(Business Wire)--BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, and Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. announced today continued progress in their partnership with the planned integration of Samsung KNOX with two new BlackBerry enterprise services: WorkLife by BlackBerry and SecuSUITE. The companies also announced that BlackBerry enterprise solutions will be offered through Samsung Business Services.

    WorkLife by BlackBerry brings to KNOX the most comprehensive solution available for enterprises to accurately split mobile billing, respect employee privacy and protect corporate assets. It is the only solution that can separate work and personal voice and SMS as well as data usage. WorkLife will integrate seamlessly with Samsung KNOX, making it straightforward to split work and personal use. It’s a very flexible approach; enterprises can choose to pay for all employee usage within the KNOX container, or they can select specific work applications to be billed to the company.

    BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart and its SecuSUITE solution offers highly security-conscious organizations like governments virtually tap-proof voice and SMS communications that are secure enough for world leaders. BlackBerry and Samsung are working closely together to bring this government-grade security to KNOX-enabled smartphones, including the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6. SecuSUITE for KNOX will use the Secusmart Security Card that, in conjunction with BES12, will provide hardware-based end-to-end encryption and cryptographically secured subscriber authentication. Voice and SMS as well as data from the KNOX Workspace will be fully encrypted and protected.

    In addition to integrating solutions, Samsung will offer the growing selection of BlackBerry enterprise products and services through its new Samsung Business Services. This service will offer enterprise customers a single point of contact to help manage and support their Samsung mobile devices, along with a range of associated services and solutions. Samsung Business Services’ enterprise technology specialists will be able to provide customers guidance and technical support through the deployment and implementation of the tightly integrated, end-to-end secure solution that will bring together BES12 and Samsung devices with built-in KNOX security. That will include the new Samsung Galaxy S6, which offers mobile security through the newly launched Samsung KNOX 2.4, Samsung’s premier platform for enterprise mobile security, safety and two-factor authentication.

    “Working with BlackBerry allows us both to bring more compelling solutions to the enterprise,” said Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Workers are tired of carrying two devices and companies are growing sensitive to the risks of having company assets tied to personal smartphones. With the introduction of these new services from BlackBerry, the needs of both enterprises and their employees will be met with Samsung KNOX devices.”

    “Customers tell us that enterprise solutions have to provide flexibility in terms of device choice and mobile deployment models such as BYOD or COPE,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. “Working with Samsung, we’ll be able to provide a great experience for both SecuSUITE and WorkLife on Samsung’s KNOX-enabled devices. With these great choices, companies won’t need to choose between security and compliance on one hand and employee choice and productivity on the other. With these easy-to-deploy services, they will have both.”

    Key customer benefits of WorkLife by BlackBerry:

    An option to give employees a company-owned work phone number on employee-owned devices that can be retained and reused when the employee leaves the company. Employees can quickly and easily switch between personal and company phone numbers for both voice and SMS communications.
    The ability to add a personal line to corporately owned, personally-enabled (COPE) devices, allowing employees to carry one device for both work and personal use.
    A split-billing solution that works when roaming, separating work and personal use even if the user is travelling in different countries.
    The option to add a work line to an employee device using a simple management console, regardless of their mobile device management (MDM) provider.
    Easy deployment by enabling companies to continue working with their carrier as traffic does not need to be routed through a different proxy server.

    Key customer benefits of SecuSUITE:

    State-of-the art hardware based encryption technology that provides virtually tap-proof mobile voice and SMS communications.
    An anti-eavesdropping solution already successfully used by several governments.
    Security that is easy and intuitive to use.

    “Samsung and BlackBerry are combining their long-standing reputation and experience to develop compelling solutions that meet unique industry challenges. The amount of sensitive corporate information transferred via voice as opposed to email/data is very large, and subject to relatively easy interception,” explains Jack Gold, Founder and Principal Analyst of J.Gold Associates, LLC. “So the need to include enhanced encryption/security of voice communications is becoming mission critical. Further, as more regulations come about to separate accounting of personal and corporate use of devices, the ability to offer multiple SIM and/or split billing is moving from a ‘nice to have’ to a critical requirement for most companies.”

    Pricing and Availability

    WorkLife by BlackBerry will be available on all Samsung KNOX-enabled devices and will be activated through carrier partners. BlackBerry and Samsung are working with carriers worldwide to enable the service and expect the service to launch later in 2015. Pricing and availability will be announced on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Enterprises can sign up here to be notified of availability.

    SecuSUITE for Samsung KNOX will be available in the fall 2015. Pricing details will be announced at availability.

    Samsung Business Services will launch later in 2015. Customers will be able to get BES12, including deployment and technical support, directly from Samsung. Other BlackBerry value added services will be added in the future.

    Read more: Samsung and BlackBerry Bring Enterprise Services to KNOX and the New Samsung Galaxy S6 - Press Release - Digital Journal


    Read more: Samsung and BlackBerry Bring Enterprise Services to KNOX and the New Samsung Galaxy S6 - Press Release - Digital Journal


    Samsung and BlackBerry Bring Enterprise Services to KNOX and the New Samsung Galaxy S6 - Press Release - Digital Journal
    03-01-15 11:46 AM
  14. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    BBM Introduces New Ways to Customize Your Chat Experience

    Custom BBM PINs and BBM for Android Wear available tomorrow


    "BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - March 1, 2015) - Mobile World Congress 2015 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced several new customization features for BBM for Android™, iOS and BlackBerry 10.(1)

    "This update gives users even more control over the BBM experience by adding new personalization and privacy options." said Herman Li, SVP BBM Software Development. "By tailoring the update to take advantage of platform specific features such as Touch ID on iOS and Android Wear support we are able to enhance the overall experience uniquely for each platform."

    Features introduced today include:

    - Custom BBM PINs: One of the most requested BBM features has been the ability to create a customized BBM PIN that's unique and easy to share. Starting today, BBM users who upgrade to the latest version will be able to create a 6-8 digits alphanumeric Custom PIN of their choice.(2) Custom PINs can be purchased in the BBM Shop for $1.99 USD per month. In addition to Custom PINs, BBM users can also purchase a no-ad subscription that will remove advertisements from the BBM Feed for $0.99 USD per month.

    - Android Wear Support Now Available: Android users will be excited to hear that BBM now supports a wide range of Android Wear™ smartwatches to enable BBM users to communicate faster and more discreetly on-the-go. With the latest update, BBM for Android Wear will enable BBM users to seamlessly:
    ◦Receive alerts on the watch when new BBM messages come in, see the sender and discreetly preview messages.
    ◦Read BBM messages in their entirety, navigate among messages and dismiss notifications with a simple swipe.
    ◦Respond to messages hands-free with Google Now™ or choose from pre-defined messages to quickly send a response.
    ◦Accept BBM invites from the watch without the need to access their smartphone.

    - Password Protection for iOS users: By taking advantage of iOS specific features, BBM now enables users to add additional privacy with the option to password protect their BBM conversations using either a 4 digit passcode or Touch ID. Users can customize how long they would like BBM to remain unlocked before a password is requested.

    - Landscape Mode for iOS users: iOS users can also take advantage of landscape mode support in their BBM chats and can now swipe to delete a chat from the chat list and use "edit" mode in chats for quick chat deletion.

    - Multiple BBM Channel Contributors: BBM Channels now supports multiple channel contributors through the web client; making it easier for the over 1 million BBM Channel owners to manage and post new content.

    - Share Photos in Group Chats: With the latest update, users can also share photos directly in a group chat, enabling a seamless chat experience. Users will know immediately when a photo has been shared with the group and can view it without leaving the chat.

    For more information on this new BBM update visit Inside BlackBerry | The Official BlackBerry Blog or BBM. Now on Android and iPhone.
    (1) This update is for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android BBM users and will be available in BlackBerry World, and Google Play™ tomorrow and the App Store coming soon. It can take up to 24 hours for the update to appear in your app store.

    (2) Custom PINs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Media Contact:
    BlackBerry Media Relations
    (519) 888-7465 x77273
    mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

    Investor Contact:
    BlackBerry Investor Relations
    investor_relations@blackberry.com
    519-888-7465"

    [/I]
    Last edited by BACK-2-BLACK; 03-01-15 at 12:12 PM.
    03-01-15 11:48 AM
  15. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    BlackBerry Outlines Vision to Bring Unmatched Productivity and Security Software and Services to All Mobile Devices with BlackBerry Experience

    Expanding cross-platform strategy will deliver BlackBerry's best-in-class mobile security, productivity, communication and collaboration capabilities to any smartphone or tablet running iOS, Android and Windows




    BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - March 1, 2015) - Mobile World Congress 2015 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today unveiled its software and services vision to infuse BlackBerry's unmatched power of productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running iOS, Android™, and Windows operating systems, giving users the unprecedented ability to work seamlessly and securely across any device.

    The BlackBerry Experience Suite represents a major company-wide initiative in BlackBerry's commitment to build out its robust software portfolio. It extends BlackBerry's successful cross-platform strategy of complementing the company's innovative and ultra-secure hardware with software solutions that meet the changing needs of enterprises and mobile professionals - as well as device makers serving those markets. Comprising three distinct bundles of services, the BlackBerry Experience Suite will dramatically increase productivity by tailoring BlackBerry's unique security and collaboration features to any mobile device.

    "BlackBerry's core values of security and productivity are more in demand than ever - as we demonstrated with the successful expansion of BES12 and BBM to other platforms," said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman John Chen. "Flexibility without compromise is what current and former BlackBerry users tell us time and again they want from their mobile device. They want BlackBerry's legendary security and core productivity and collaboration capabilities while still being able to choose a device that matches their lifestyle and personality."

    Chen added: "We will continue to look for opportunities to broaden our software footprint in the market. Our goal is to be wherever our users need and want us, with our software suites, whether that's on an iPhone or a BlackBerry Classic."

    The BlackBerry Experience Suite includes three bundles of services that users would be able to purchase individually or together. They include:

    BlackBerry Productivity Suite:
    •Manage work and personal messages, and edit documents across all devices effortlessly and securely;
    •Intelligent work flows and deeply integrated search helps tackle the highest priority communications first, including high-priority messages, documents and contacts, across devices and cloud sources;
    •Monitor all personal and work messages in one place - email, text, BBM, social accounts.

    BlackBerry Communication & Collaboration Suite:
    •Share and collaborate securely in real-time with colleagues through instant meetings, Wi-Fi voice calls, video chat and an integrated calendar view;
    •View and edit documents and calendar invitations across devices seamlessly and securely.

    BlackBerry Security Suite:
    •Protect personal and work information from malware and data theft with BlackBerry's secure encryption and privacy controls;
    •Secure emails, messages, phone calls and documents across any mobile computing environment;
    •Integrate and securely manage work and personal messages through separate containers.

    BlackBerry will begin offering the BlackBerry Experience Suite later this year. For updates, more information and to get involved in the BlackBerry Experience Suite, visit blackberry.com/experience.

    Media Contact:
    BlackBerry Media Relations
    (519) 888-7465 x77273
    mediarelations@BlackBerry.com
    Last edited by BACK-2-BLACK; 03-01-15 at 12:13 PM.
    03-01-15 11:49 AM
  16. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Samsung and BlackBerry Bring Enterprise Services to KNOX and the New Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Business Services to offer BlackBerry enterprise products and services



    BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - March 1, 2015) - MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, and Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. announced today continued progress in their partnership with the planned integration of Samsung KNOX with two new BlackBerry enterprise services: WorkLife by BlackBerry and SecuSUITE. The companies also announced that BlackBerry enterprise solutions will be offered through Samsung Business Services.

    WorkLife by BlackBerry brings to KNOX the most comprehensive solution available for enterprises to accurately split mobile billing, respect employee privacy and protect corporate assets. It is the only solution that can separate work and personal voice and SMS as well as data usage. WorkLife will integrate seamlessly with Samsung KNOX, making it straightforward to split work and personal use. It's a very flexible approach; enterprises can choose to pay for all employee usage within the KNOX container, or they can select specific work applications to be billed to the company.

    BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart and its SecuSUITE solution offers highly security-conscious organizations like governments virtually tap-proof voice and SMS communications that are secure enough for world leaders. BlackBerry and Samsung are working closely together to bring this government-grade security to KNOX-enabled smartphones, including the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6. SecuSUITE for KNOX will use the Secusmart Security Card that, in conjunction with BES12, will provide hardware-based end-to-end encryption and cryptographically secured subscriber authentication. Voice and SMS as well as data from the KNOX Workspace will be fully encrypted and protected.

    In addition to integrating solutions, Samsung will offer the growing selection of BlackBerry enterprise products and services through its new Samsung Business Services. This service will offer enterprise customers a single point of contact to help manage and support their Samsung mobile devices, along with a range of associated services and solutions. Samsung Business Services' enterprise technology specialists will be able to provide customers guidance and technical support through the deployment and implementation of the tightly integrated, end-to-end secure solution that will bring together BES12 and Samsung devices with built-in KNOX security. That will include the new Samsung Galaxy S6, which offers mobile security through the newly launched Samsung KNOX 2.4, Samsung's premier platform for enterprise mobile security, safety and two-factor authentication.

    "Working with BlackBerry allows us both to bring more compelling solutions to the enterprise," said Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "Workers are tired of carrying two devices and companies are growing sensitive to the risks of having company assets tied to personal smartphones. With the introduction of these new services from BlackBerry, the needs of both enterprises and their employees will be met with Samsung KNOX devices."

    "Customers tell us that enterprise solutions have to provide flexibility in terms of device choice and mobile deployment models such as BYOD or COPE," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. "Working with Samsung, we'll be able to provide a great experience for both SecuSUITE and WorkLife on Samsung's KNOX-enabled devices. With these great choices, companies won't need to choose between security and compliance on one hand and employee choice and productivity on the other. With these easy-to-deploy services, they will have both."

    Key customer benefits of WorkLife by BlackBerry:
    •An option to give employees a company-owned work phone number on employee-owned devices that can be retained and reused when the employee leaves the company. Employees can quickly and easily switch between personal and company phone numbers for both voice and SMS communications.
    •The ability to add a personal line to corporately owned, personally-enabled (COPE) devices, allowing employees to carry one device for both work and personal use.
    •A split-billing solution that works when roaming, separating work and personal use even if the user is travelling in different countries.
    •The option to add a work line to an employee device using a simple management console, regardless of their mobile device management (MDM) provider.
    •Easy deployment by enabling companies to continue working with their carrier as traffic does not need to be routed through a different proxy server.

    Key customer benefits of SecuSUITE:
    •State-of-the art hardware based encryption technology that provides virtually tap-proof mobile voice and SMS communications.
    •An anti-eavesdropping solution already successfully used by several governments.
    •Security that is easy and intuitive to use.

    "Samsung and BlackBerry are combining their long-standing reputation and experience to develop compelling solutions that meet unique industry challenges. The amount of sensitive corporate information transferred via voice as opposed to email/data is very large, and subject to relatively easy interception," explains Jack Gold, Founder and Principal Analyst of J.Gold Associates, LLC. "So the need to include enhanced encryption/security of voice communications is becoming mission critical. Further, as more regulations come about to separate accounting of personal and corporate use of devices, the ability to offer multiple SIM and/or split billing is moving from a 'nice to have' to a critical requirement for most companies."

    Pricing and Availability

    WorkLife by BlackBerry will be available on all Samsung KNOX-enabled devices and will be activated through carrier partners. BlackBerry and Samsung are working with carriers worldwide to enable the service and expect the service to launch later in 2015. Pricing and availability will be announced on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Enterprises can sign up here to be notified of availability.

    SecuSUITE for Samsung KNOX will be available in the fall 2015. Pricing details will be announced at availability.

    Samsung Business Services will launch later in 2015. Customers will be able to get BES12, including deployment and technical support, directly from Samsung. Other BlackBerry value added services will be added in the future.

    BlackBerry Media Relations
    (519) 888-7465 x77273
    mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

    Samsung Media Relations
    Webb Bierbrier
    +1 214 673-9990
    w.bierbrier@sta.samsung.com

    Ellen Stallcup
    MWW on behalf of Samsung Mobile
    214-549-7210
    estallcup@mww.com


    Last edited by BACK-2-BLACK; 03-01-15 at 12:15 PM.
    morganplus8, lech31, Corbu and 7 others like this.
    03-01-15 11:50 AM
  17. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    BlackBerry deepens Samsung partnership in attempt to attract business customers



    TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) is bulking up its security partnership with Samsung Electronics in an effort to attract more business customers.

    The Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone company says it has locked in a new agreement that will integrate more of its services into Samsung Knox, the South Korean company's mobile security platform.

    The pact is the latest in a growing relationship between BlackBerry and Samsung, once smartphone industry rivals who are now combining some of their efforts to bolster a competitive stance against Apple Inc., which is making its own solo push into the business community — known within the industry as enterprise users.

    BlackBerry chief executive John Chen said his company brings additional security features to the table that Samsung needed to improve its slate of software.

    "Samsung is a consumer company and they intended to get into the enterprise space," Chen said on a recent conference call with reporters.

    "Enterprise needs a lot more than what the Knox offered."

    The joint announcemt comes just before the start of the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, Spain on Monday.

    BlackBerry's WorkLife allows businesses to supply phones to their employees, but create a virtual divide within the device that allows it to operate as if it were two separate phones.

    For instance, a company-owned phone can operate as both a personal and work phone, creating a split between work and personal phone calls, texts and data usage. It will be available through carriers later this year, though BlackBerry did not provide any specific target date.

    SecuSuite software adds an extra level of security to the phone with encryption technology that makes voice and text communication "virtually tap-proof," Blackberry said. The service will be available on Samsung Knox this fall.

    Last year, BlackBerry announced an initial partnership with Samsung, giving owners of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets the option of linking with BlackBerry's new mobile security software, known as BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12.

    BlackBerry has been trying to pivot its business model away from the consumer market under the leadership of Chen, who joined the company in late 2013.

    His strategy has focused on cementing new relationships with corporate clients, as services and software revenues begin to eclipse the money it makes from handsets.

    Part of that plan has involved rolling out some if its security services for other devices like the Galaxy and Apple's iPhones, which run on different operating systems.

    However, getting the business community to view BlackBerry as more than just a device company has proven a challenge, especially since the company built its reputation around its famous keyboard smartphones.

    "We have to keep telling our prospects and our customer base that we're supporting (multiple operating systems) because that's a fact," said chief operating officer Marty Beard.

    "We don't want people to only see this as a BlackBerry offering."

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    03-01-15 11:51 AM
  18. morganplus8's Avatar
    Morgan, I hope you stick around until my $99 lot gets back in the black and then some! LOL.
    BM !!

    I don't think anyone else can top that purchase! I hope you have several layers of lower purchases to go with that historic purchase. Doesn't matter, we can fix that over time, just don't give up your day job!

    If you are near Banff, I say we visit you for the $ 100 party!! Man is it beautiful out there, oh yeah, I have to drive, so let's meet at my place ................
    03-01-15 11:52 AM
  19. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    sorry zyben, didn't see your posts.... just logged on to the thread and start\ed posting

    sorry for the re-posting gang
    Corbu, jxnb and Shanerredflag like this.
    03-01-15 11:53 AM
  20. zyben's Avatar
    sorry zyben, didn't see your posts.... just logged on to the thread and start\ed posting

    sorry for the re-posting gang
    No problem B2B. The news is just flowing in. I appreciate your willingness to share!
    03-01-15 11:59 AM
  21. chrysaurora's Avatar
    03-01-15 12:07 PM
  22. chrysaurora's Avatar
    - Share Photos in Group Chats: With the latest update, users can also share photos directly in a group chat, enabling a seamless chat experience. Users will know immediately when a photo has been shared with the group and can view it without leaving the chat.
    I have been waiting for this one for so long. This is literally # 1 (missing) feature that my iOS/Android friends complaint about. There are a few more (look at thread linked in my signature) but this is # 1! So glad that this one is being addressed!!!
    03-01-15 12:09 PM
  23. zyben's Avatar
    03-01-15 12:12 PM
  24. jake simmons3's Avatar
    I think my brain just got fried from information overload lol

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    03-01-15 12:30 PM
  25. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    BlackBerry deepens Samsung partnership in attempt to attract business customers



    .....His strategy has focused on cementing new relationships with corporate clients, as services and software revenues begin to eclipse the money it makes from handsets......


    Interesting comment !!
    03-01-15 12:36 PM
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