Frustrated by the uptake of its BlackBerry 10 phones, struggling BlackBerry is mulling making a smartphone that runs the Android operating system for the first time, reported Reuters, citing sources familiar with the situation.
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While everyone was watching what fixes Microsoft had for Patch Tuesday, BlackBerry issued its own security advisory on Tuesday to plug a security hole in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the Universal Device Service 6 and BES 5.
For me, BlackBerry makes a convincing case that it will continue to be the go-to mobility solution for enterprises in regulated industries, such as financial, healthcare and defense, as well as government customers. But that will confine it to a niche market. For industries where BYOD is widespread and usability is paramount, I don't see BlackBerry making a comeback, either in terms of handsets or enterprise mobility platform.
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In the not-dead-yet news category, BlackBerry has lined up two new customers for its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 enterprise mobility management platform--as the deadline for bidders for the firm nears.
Enterprises should look for alternatives to BlackBerry smartphones and enterprise mobility management platforms over the next six months, according to a new Gartner report to clients authored by analyst Ken Dulaney. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes confirmed this in an email interview with Computerworld.
In the enterprise market, BlackBerry appears to be doing well. But on Wall Street, the company is faring poorly.
Concerned about the security risks of BYOD, Toronto-based Canadian Tire has decided to issue its 3,000 employees corporate-owned BlackBerry 10 devices, according to a report by Computerworld.