Canadian company’s CEO tells financial analysts the latest tidbits
It appears that current Blackberry CEO, John Chen, favours leaking out information about the struggling Canadian smartphone supplier’s fortunes during cozy chats with financial analysts. His audience is concerned mainly with figures but lots of little snippets have emerged from the session. Such as the fact that the Windows Phone version of BBM will finally emerge in July . Plus there is something called BBM Meetings set to emerge soon afterwards. Not quite sure what Meetings provides but it will be followed by a new BlackBerry phablet which was previously codenamed Windermere and is now revealed as the Passport. That device should be launched during September in London [UK].
Very definitely, Chen hasn’t taken his eye of the possibilities that BBM represents and has declared his goal of getting over 100 million people to be using the system by Q1 2015.
Chen was talking up his firm’s recent announcments including the firm’s push into Internet of Things [IoT], its tie-up with Amazon, and the launch of BBM Protected.
Chen revealed that 15 existing BES customers have taken part in trial deployments and that his company had received 450 enquiries within the first 24 hours of its launch.
BlackBerry is also heavily promoting its credentials in the world of MDM Mobile Device Management] based around its existing BES 10 offering.
He claimed that BES is winning out over MDM products from firms such as Good Technology and Mobileiron.
Lus an enhanced version, BES 12, in November should be out followed by QNX Cloud in December .