BlackBerry has announced that it is going to conduct an enterprise event on November 13th in San Francisco. CEO John Chen will be present along with top executives. Several announcements, both hardware and software, are expected at this event. BlackBerry will talk about its strategy for the enterprise, a stronghold that its trying very hard to hold on to and may even announce the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12, its updated mobile device management solution for the enterprise.
The Canadian manufacturer is fresh off the media hype surrounding its latest flagship smartphone, the unorthodox and unique-looking BlackBerry Passport. It has seen a good response for the new device in the market and now hopes to appease lost customers with the BlackBerry Classic.
BlackBerry Classic was shown off earlier this year. It harkens back to the Bold days with a full QWERTY keyboard and a function key belt. There’s a touchscreen as well so customers get the best of both worlds.
The company had said a few months back that this device would be released in November. It is possible that BlackBerry may choose to formally announce the release of the Classic at this event, since it hasn’t got another event scheduled between now and November 13th.
On the software end it is expected that BlackBerry will announce the release of OS 10.3.1. This will bring all of the new features that BlackBerry introduced with OS 10.3 to existing OS 10 devices, which didn’t receive the 10.3 update and will jump straight to OS 10.3.1.