BlackBerry continues to reinvent itself and strive to survive as it evolves from a smartphone business into... something else. Jarvis is their latest play. It's a security product that focuses on protecting cars from cyber-threats. The company says it can also be used in other places such as healthcare, industrial automation, aerospace, and defence.
Tagged With blackberry
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
This week, a new smartphone brandishing the Blackberry name was unveiled at Mobile World Congress. By all accounts, it looks and feels just like an old Blackberry, albeit running Android in lieu of BlackberryOS.
The iPhone and Android generation has grown up with onscreen keyboards, but do old-school smartphone users still pine for their old Blackberry's physical keyboard?
In a time when encryption is a sensitive topic and technology providers are eager to prove they have their users' privacy at heart, reports of Blackberry handing over its global decryption key for its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to a police agency couldn't have come at a worse time. But when you look at the company's stance on working with government agencies, the news doesn't come as a complete surprise. We take a closer look at the BlackBerry decryption debacle that exploded last week.
BlackBerry may still be tanking in the smartphones market but one thing it has always done well is mobile device management (MDM). The vendor is sticking with what it's good at by releasing a new set of enterprise mobile management (EMM) suites that combine its MDM expertise with the security capabilities of its most recent acquisition. Here are the details.
BlackBerry has long been arguing its future will rely on the ability to manage multiple mobile devices, rather than simply selling handsets. Its newly-announced BlackBerry Experience Suite plays into that story by offering an integrated "desktop" of services for Android, iOS and Windows users.
Today BlackBerry launched the latest weapon in its long-term comeback plan: the cross-platform business app Blend. As its name implies, Blend allows BlackBerry users to access their messages and content on a range of tablet and PC screens while still under the protection of BlackBerry's secure network. In other words, it hopes to render "device-hopping" a thing of the past.
Amazon's Appstore wasn't even accessible to Australians until May last year, and it has always seemed like very much a secondary player to Google Play. However, two developments this week potentially make it a more interesting distribution platform for Android developers.
Android/iOS/Windows Phone/Blackberry: I'm pretty generous when it comes to my friends -- I loan music, video games, you name it. But sometimes that means I forget to get said item back when I want it or forget that item is mine when I go visit. You Borrowed It is an app that can keep track of it all.
In a corporate environment where bring your own device (BYOD) has become widely accepted, the competition for business IT dollars has increasingly switched to mobile device management (MDM). Microsoft's play in this space relies on two non-mobile technologies where it dominates: Office and Active Directory.
As each new computer virus attack or vulnerability comes to light, millions instinctively check their computer to see if their anti-malware application is up to date. This is a good idea and they are wise to do it but a large number of us still forget about our smartphones.
BlackBerry took its first steps towards its mobile device management (MDM)-centric future this week. At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, it announced plans for a new version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server by the end of 2014 and a free migration deal for users of other MDM platforms.
Exactly which direction BlackBerry will pursue in the near future remains unclear. However, the signs suggest that it plans to focus even more heavily on mobile device management (MDM).