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BlackBerry (BBRY +2.7%) plans to offer its Secure Work Space software for Android (GOOG) and...

BlackBerry (BBRY +2.7%) plans to offer its Secure Work Space software for Android (GOOG) and Apple's (AAPL) iOS in June, thereby enabling users to split and secure their work and personal data on non-BlackBerry devices. The move comes as corporate and government clients increase their use of iPhones and Android devices, and as Samsung (SSNLF.PK) makes its own play for larger customers who are worried about security. (PR)
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  • LYogi
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    It's BBRY's world and we all live in it.

     

    (we just don't all realize it yet)
    14 Mar 2013, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • murphyqu03
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    brilliant
    14 Mar 2013, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • leblereau
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    Thorsten Heins is an absolute genius,
    14 Mar 2013, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • grammy1234
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    Up goes service revenues...
    14 Mar 2013, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    That's exactly what first came to mind.... SERVICES! This could bring in a boatload of fresh revenue for BlackBerry. Excellent news.

     

    -Cheers.
    14 Mar 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • clobber261
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    It won't make a dent in there revenues, its an accounting adjustment. What is someone willing to pay for such a tool or service when they barely afford firewalls. I own and run a company with over a hundred employees, I have no interest in affording for such things to separate my employees work and personal phone systems. At some point I have to draw the line on how far I trust them, and the relative cost to enforce that trust. I'm not about to install such mechanisms, nor hire the people to administrate it. Even if I thought I would buy such a tool, blackberry doesn't come first to mind, far from it.
    14 Mar 2013, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • rocmon
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    It's just one unforeseen data crisis... and you'll understand you can't afford not to invest in protection. g'luck:
    14 Mar 2013, 10:35 PM Reply Like
  • gl1000honda3
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    Hello My Fellow BB Believers...This is an appropriate and proffessional way a company conducts itself. Meaning, BB(Canada) not only develops the tools but also shares the tools to the competition to utilize...to make the competition more productive.

     

    All, this is the way business is normally conducted in Canada...we are the Nation of Proffessional Sharers...IMO

     

    You just have to love this....Take care.
    14 Mar 2013, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • dschwa
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    Great move $BBRY
    14 Mar 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • bobbobwhite
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    When every system, app, feature and functionality on every mobile device is open and available to all no matter which device they use, then we can move well past this silly "vanilla or chocolate" spat over which phone is best and then perhaps concentrate on bigger things that truly matter. That silly spat is not the use for which we were given large brains, but somehow we like to persist in behaving like birdbrains.
    14 Mar 2013, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • santorama
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    Question to the Author. Is this your vision of where BBRY is heading? or there is a reliable source you can reference to this direction?
    Although it may sound like a good / great idea, It means nothing if it is not confirmed by BBRY, Apple & Samsung.
    14 Mar 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • ycuyugan
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    this has been demoed in their blackberry experience forum. it's not a vision or vaporware, it's reality that will exist on their BES 10 MDM solution. i believe q3-q4.
    14 Mar 2013, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • clobber261
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    The market for such tools is very small, sure its a nice broadening of the platform, and an adjacent market, but its not the core, and its a very small market. It won't make much of an impact, if any.
    14 Mar 2013, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Well, this could help (BBRY) gain market share. At $7.75 billion market cap, a $30 billion market cap doesn't seem unreasonable.
    14 Mar 2013, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • consultnick
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    <The move comes as corporate and government clients increase their use of iPhones and Android devices, and as Samsung (SSNLF.PK) makes its own play for larger customers who are worried about security. (PR)>

     

    What sort of security and protection can one expect from an entity that is a convicted spy and thief (Samsung)?
    15 Mar 2013, 02:45 AM Reply Like
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