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  • BlackBerry has come a long way in the past year, but is it enough to attract EMM customers who don’t use BlackBerry devices?

    Last week in San Francisco, BlackBerry hosted an event to mark the arrival of BES12 and map more of their enterprise plans. There’s no doubt that a lot has changed at BlackBerry in the last year. They’re going in a unique direction with their...
    by Jack Madden on November 18, 2014 : 0 comments , 5,415 views
  • BlackBerry just opened up BB10 management APIs. Yay! Er, wait, who cares? Meh... yay!

    BlackBerry recently announced that they will allow third-party vendors to directly manage BlackBerry 10 (BB10) devices through their formerly closed mobile device management APIs. While this sounds like great news at first, when you think about it, it...
    by Jack Madden on May 27, 2014 : 0 comments , 4,855 views
  • Secure phones that enterprises can trust: Can Samsung unseat BlackBerry?

    There’s no dispute that two of the biggest EMM stories of the last year or so have been the ups and downs of BlackBerry and Samsung KNOX . They're both interesting in their own right, but they’re also intertwined—Samsung wants to go...
    by Jack Madden on January 28, 2014 : 1 comments , 5,966 views
  • Dramatic headline: BlackBerry makes some crazy claims in their open letter to partners, customers, and fans.

    Last week BlackBerry published an open letter in an attempt to reassure their customers that they'll still be around. They wrote that they wanted to "set the record straight on a few things," but after reading the letter it's clear that many of their...
    by Brian Madden on October 23, 2013 : 2 comments , 7,593 views
  • Microsoft should attack Blackberry by allowing Windows Phone to run on a VM next to Android

    Last week Bloomberg News reported that Microsoft is trying to convince HTC that they should offer Windows Phone as a second option for consumers (in addition to Android) on their phones. The article said it "wasn’t clear whether an HTC phone would...
    by Brian Madden on October 07, 2013 : 4 comments , 31,330 views
  • If BlackBerry really got behind cross-platform EMM, they could make a killing in the marketplace! But is it too late?

    As you may (or may not) know, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (the current version of BlackBerry’s management platform) can provide mobile device and mobile app management for iOS and Android. Since BlackBerry has been entrenched in the enterprise...
    by Jack Madden on July 22, 2013 : 4 comments , 5,223 views
  • Consumerization Nation #22: We talk BlackBerry and mobile app management standards.

    Colin Steele and Jack Madden were joined by James Furbush for this episode of Consumerization Nation. In this episode: The BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry's dual roles pushing both and endpoint and a management platform. More thoughts on Citrix Synergy. Mobile...
    by Jack Madden on May 30, 2013 : 0 comments , 3,841 views
  • Why hasn't BlackBerry gone all-in for enterprise mobility yet?

    Last year at BlackBerry's annual user conference there was a strange unease blanketing the entire affair. The company was transitioning to a new CEO, it was struggling to get the new BlackBerry 10 platform out the door, and it's big answer to its problems...
    by James Furbush on May 21, 2013 : 2 comments , 6,553 views
  • BlackBerry earnings: 1 million Z10s sold, 3 million subscribers lost

    BlackBerry held its first earnings call of the BlackBerry 10 era today, and the results were decidedly mixed. The beleaguered smartphone maker is making strides to regain respectability but still has a ways to go to right its ship. On the plus side, the...
    by Colin Steele on March 28, 2013 : 1 comments , 3,513 views
  • The BlackBerry Q10 is delayed. Who cares?

    BlackBerry is not going to succeed by placating its QWERTY-loving loyalists. In fact, you could argue that’s what caused its downfall in the first place. The U.S. arrival of the BlackBerry Q10 is delayed, according to the Associated Press . But...
    by Colin Steele on February 06, 2013 : 2 comments , 3,201 views
  • My BlackBerry: “I’m ashamed of it”

    No, not really, since owning a BlackBerry would actually be an upgrade over the mobile phone I currently own. Yes, please commence with any and all jokes about a BYOD and consumerization reporter owning a dumbphone. Thems the breaks, as my old man used...
    by James Furbush on October 16, 2012 : 1 comments , 1,568 views
  • RIM to BlackBerry devs: 'We're gonna keep on loving you'

    At yesterday's BlackBerry Jam conference in San Jose, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told developers, " We have a clear shot at being No. 3 " -- a not-exactly confidence-inspiring message from the former king of the mobile mountain...
    by Colin Steele on September 26, 2012 : 2 comments , 897 views
  • President Obama: One end user IT doesn't have to worry about

    President Barack Obama had a little trouble figuring out how to use an iPhone yesterday. He's an avid BlackBerry user, and given the sensitive information he handles everyday, that's probably just how the White House IT department likes it.
    by Colin Steele on September 11, 2012 : 0 comments , 613 views
  • Consumerization Nation #2: Colin Steele and Jack Madden discuss Google Drive, MMS, and Windows Intune

    Listen above or right click this link and select "Save link as..." to download the mp3 There was a lot to talk about this week on Consumerization Nation. Here's what we covered: Google Drive and whether or not it's awesome Windows Intune and its mobile...
    by Jack Madden on April 26, 2012 : 0 comments , 1,339 views
  • Consumerization Nation #1: with guest Brian Katz

    Listen above or right click this link and select "Save Link as..." to download the mp3 Consumerization Nation premiered live today. Colin Steele and I were joined by guest Brian Katz , and by Gabe Knuth (who will be joining in the show from time to time...
    by Jack Madden on April 12, 2012 : 7 comments , 1,726 views
  • Will BlackBerry Fusion Universal Device Service shake up the mobile device management market?

    Research in Motion is anticipating a late March launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Universal Device Service , a component of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) that will allow it to manage iOS and Android devices. With BES already estabilished in 250...
    by Jack Madden on March 20, 2012 : 6 comments , 1,628 views