BlackBerry announced the upcoming support for BBM on Android earlier this morning, however it looks like that was not the only Android related news coming out of BlackBerry Live. The other news was for the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 v10.1, which includes support for BlackBerry devices as well as Android and iOS devices. In simpler terms, this means the IT department will be able to manage and lockdown Android handsets under a bring your own device program.
BlackBerry device. Moving forward though, that support will be expanding to include other platforms. We have heard plenty of rumors suggesting that BBM was coming to Android in the past, however as of today we have the official confirmation coming by way of BlackBerry. In fact, it was said that BBM will be coming to Android sometime this summer.
BlackBerry, formerly RIM, about the current and future state of tablets. To quickly sum it up, Thorsten Heins just doesn't really like tablets. Which was pretty evident with their attempts at the segment with the PlayBook piggybacking off of Android. However, he goes on to talk about all tablets in general, and their future.
T-Mobile is currently sharing the UNcarrier details, which thankfully includes a breakdown of the devices that will be available. We touched on the devices in a previous post, however it looks like T-Mobile has revealed a bit more in terms of availability and pricing details. Well pricing and availability for most of the devices anyway.
Eric Schmidt has been busy in the news lately. We've heard plenty of his comments make the news, and today's surely will get a few people fired up. Get out the pitch forks! Google's own Eric Schmidt just confessed to still loving his BlackBerry. Don't get too angry here folks, it appears he just loves the keyboard.
BlackBerry crossover. We know that BlackBerry 10 users are able to sideload Android apps and we have also seen chatter about select BlackBerry apps coming to Android. This latest is dealing the the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) market and will be managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. The solution they are discussing is called Secure Work Space.
Lenovo buying BlackBerry, but today their CEO made a few remarks that has the rumors swirling again. Previously RIM, now known as BlackBerry could be a potential target for Lenovo to buyout, and their CEO said an acquisition “could possibly make sense.”
BlackBerry 10 would be launching with 28,000 repackaged Android apps. And while that may sound like a good start, it seems that many more will be available for those willing to do some sideloading. This process is not necessarily as simple as grabbing an APK file and installing it, however thanks to the work of others -- the process should be able to be done by just about anyone that can follow some directions.