1. theRock1975's Avatar
    It appears VMWare and Red Bend software are working on BB Balance like functionality for Android. The idea of running an independent virtual machine on an Android phone is very unsettling to me. Let the bloating begin!

    Here's the article through PressDisplay

    http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...IpD51FQXOzVtaA
    01-13-13 11:12 AM
  2. BThunderW's Avatar
    Not surprising, considering this is a sought after feature. The major obstacle will be overcoming the performance issues that comes with running a VM layer on top of the OS. QNX has this built right into the OS framework.
    01-13-13 11:43 AM
  3. RECOOL's Avatar
    is it free??? And RIM already has that corporate base balance is just part of the os its already packaged none of this go download this app or get IT to set it up crap.additionally as you said QNX is a beast at multitasking in background cyborg OS is not anywhere near that level.So performance and battery usage would be intresting

    This Balance feature is huge unique feature add the security rep rim stands uptop here.Good luck to the immatation models.For consumers I would like balance to be able to become a guess account for when someone uses my phone.It should become guess account since it would'nt be linked to a bes no ??
    Last edited by RECOOL; 01-13-13 at 01:05 PM.
    01-13-13 12:17 PM
  4. rickbansal's Avatar
    01-13-13 12:17 PM
  5. anon(3310921)'s Avatar
    To address the issue of separate calendars and e-mail accounts, RIM has proposed a different technical approach with BlackBerry Balance. The tool combines personal and professional messages, calendars and contacts on the mobile device, instead of cordoning them off and making a user toggle back and forth.
    . . .depending on how or if Blackberry Balance can actually do this on non Blackberry devices would be a huge differentiator. . .IMO
    01-13-13 12:40 PM
  6. cjcampbell's Avatar
    . . .depending on how or if Blackberry Balance can actually do this on non Blackberry devices would be a huge differentiator. . .IMO
    Why offer this to non BB devices? BBBalance is one of the allures of BB10. I don't even think it's possible to have a similar experience on another device as it's a baked in feature of the BB10 OS,
    01-13-13 01:00 PM
  7. sf49ers's Avatar
    The difference between other solutions and Balance is day and night, the Balance doesn't need the user to two check for emails, and other communication in two places..everything is integrated seamlessly and beautifully into the hub, another advantage that Balance has is everything from software, services, to hardware is controlled by RIM unlike other patchy solutions where hardware is made by gazillion vendors, OS by Google, dual software by VMware and a MDM solution by some other vendor, as an IT why will want to talk to so many vendors for a half baked solution when RIM is providing everything right out of the box
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    01-13-13 01:19 PM
  8. theRock1975's Avatar
    The difference between other solutions and Balance is day and night, the Balance doesn't need the user to two check for emails, and other communication in two places..everything is integrated seamlessly and beautifully into the hub, another advantage that Balance has is everything from software, services, to hardware is controlled by RIM unlike other patchy solutions where hardware is made by gazillion vendors, OS by Google, dual software by VMware and a MDM solution by some other vendor, as an IT why will want to talk to so many vendors for a half baked solution when RIM is providing everything right out of the box
    Also, Rim's solution allows for secure sharing between profiles. Say you take some pictures on the weekend using your personal profile and on Monday, back in the office, you'd like to share the picture with your work colleagues, there;s built in functionality to easily move the files over internally through the kernel. No need to email yourself, dropbox, or mount anything.
    01-13-13 02:00 PM
  9. Dapper37's Avatar
    The difference between other solutions and Balance is day and night, the Balance doesn't need the user to two check for emails, and other communication in two places..everything is integrated seamlessly and beautifully into the hub, another advantage that Balance has is everything from software, services, to hardware is controlled by RIM unlike other patchy solutions where hardware is made by gazillion vendors, OS by Google, dual software by VMware and a MDM solution by some other vendor, as an IT why will want to talk to so many vendors for a half baked solution when RIM is providing everything right out of the box
    I would have thought that the article might have brought just some of your points up? Well said!!
    01-13-13 09:33 PM

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