Several years ago, the idea of using an Android phone or an iPhone as a government or corporate device seemed a little ludicrous. This is thanks to the fact that back in the day, BlackBerry devices were at the forefront of mobile security, and thanks to features like BES, it made the lives of IT admins a little easier.
That being said, if there is at least one government that is steadfastly holding onto the BlackBerry platform, it would be the German government. In fact if anything, the country’s Federal Ministry of the Interior has expressed their desire for more government officials to use BlackBerry handsets. As it stands, the Ministry has about 3,000 BlackBerry devices in use that are also bundled with Secusmart which makes them harder to be eavesdropped on. Read full post →German Government Chooses BlackBerry For Its Security
It is safe to say that BlackBerry is definitely not in the best shape of its life at the moment. The company has seen better years in the past, although it seems that at least for now, the turmoil and uncertainty regarding the company’s future has been quelled somewhat ever since John Chen took the reins.
Now for those who are still wondering if BlackBerry would still be sold off to another company, you can rest assured knowing that for now, they are not. This is according to Chen who spoke with Bloomberg and was quoted as saying that there are no offers for the company at the moment. Read full post →John Chen: No Offers To Buy BlackBerry At The Moment