RIM Preparing New Business Features for BlackBerries
At meeting in Boston today, Research In Motion announced several new products and services that are on its roadmap for 2011. The first of which is called BlackBerry Mobile Voice System, which is a unified communications service for businesses that combines BlackBerry cellular, voice-over-Wi-Fi and PBX desk phone features into a single identity. Another product will create a firmer barrier between business and personal data on BlackBerries and is called BlackBerry Balance. This tool will let IT do things such as wipe only corporate data from a BlackBerry (leaving personal data lone), as well as prevent users from mixing work and personal data in email and other third-party programs. RIM is also preparing a BlackBerry-compatible client of Microsoft's SharePoint, which integrates components such as email, calendar, Documents To Go and the browser. RIM is hoping to launch these services in early 2011.
Voice Assistant Coming in BlackBerry OS 10.3
BlackBerry today revealed that the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3 will include a voice-activated virtual assistant, much like Siri and Google Now. BlackBerry assistant, as the app is called, will be able to interact with email, calendar, messaging, timers, and the web.
Samsung's Knox Platform Adds More BlackBerry Tools
Samsung and BlackBerry today announced that Samsung's Knox enterprise security service will adopt BlackBerry's WorkLife and SecuSUITE services. The WorkLife tool will let Samsung device owners keep their work and personal data separate on the device.
BlackBerry Priv Gets a Taste of Marshmallow
BlackBerry today said Priv owners can expect to see the Android 6.0 Marshmallow system update hit their devices in the days ahead. BlackBerry has been testing Marshmallow on the Priv for a couple of weeks.
BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu
BlackBerry today revealed it has acquired a British firm called Movirtu. Movirtu develops virtual SIM card solutions that allow multiple phone numbers to be used on a single device.
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