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May 14, 2013

BlackBerry Announce BBM coming to Android and iOS in the Summer


There is a large contingent of the CrackBerry crew at BlackBerry Live 2013 this week, and there was a bit of news for Android fans during the general session. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1 was announced, which includes support for Android and iOS 6 devices. That means your IT guy can roll out apps and lock down BlackBerry devices throughout the company just as easily as it can with any Android devices.
What’s particularly new and interesting is a little something called BBSWS (BlackBerry Secure Work Space). On BlackBerry 10 devices, this is known as Balance. Essentially, it keeps all of your work data (memos, e-mail, contacts, browser, tasks, and documents) in a place to exist securely without needing to VPN. Customized apps can be put into a secure wrapper so they can exist in the same environment as well.
This BlackBerry Secure Work Space is currently in closed beta, and should be coming out in late June (assuming it’s approved for Google Play). There will be a limited-time free upgrade available for companies that are already using a BES, which is a nice touch.

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via: CrackBerry
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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini