Ahead of the long holiday weekend, BlackBerry confirmed its latest acquisition and it could come as a boon to connected healthcare professionals struggling to juggle communications platforms and mobile devices across numerous platforms.
BlackBerry said ahead of the weekend that it has signed an agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
The acquisition of Good is aligned with BlackBerry’s strategy to offer customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that secures the entire mobile enterprise, across all platforms. Enhanced by Good, BlackBerry will expand its ability to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with applications for any mobile device on any operating system – supported with security that has been certified by governments around the world embedded in every component of the mobility infrastructure.
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“BlackBerry Ltd, which has been coy about its ambitions to make a mainstream Android smartphone, fueled more speculation about its plans this week when it scooped up two Android-related domain names.”
That’s the scoop from a recent story by Reuters.
Basically, a few blog posts in the last few days discovered that the Canadian handset maker bought the domain names “AndroidSecured.com” and “AndroidSecured.net.”
That’s all it took to boost rumors that Blackberry intends to build a device powered by Google Inc’s Android platform, the juice behind the vast majority of smartphones sold worldwide.
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Grand River Hospital has chosen BBM Protected and BES12 by BlackBerry to enable secure communications for the facility and its healthcare professionals.
BlackBerry said last week that Grand River Hospital provides acute care, rehabilitation services and supportive care to more than 700,000 residents.
“They have a mixed mobile deployment model, with corporate-deployed BlackBerry devices for management and staff and a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model for their physicians and remaining staff,” the Canadian communications giant explains.
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Typo — an iPhone keyboard that looks strikingly similar to the iconic BlackBerry keyboard design — has reached a settlement with BlackBerry.
BlackBerry, of course, has been battling the team at Typo and tangling in court over Typo’s purported infringement on BlackBerry’s familiar keyboard design.
But this week, the battle came to an end. And BlackBerry won.
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It didn’t receive much attention in recent days when the news was first announced, but that isn’t stopping BlackBerry from pushing ahead with the development.
BlackBerry recently inked a deal with T-Mobile US. The objective of the forged partnership is to bring the BlackBerry Classic to the Un-carrier’s Data Strong network and its approximately 57 million individual and business customers.
This new partnership begins by bringing together the productivity and security of the BlackBerry Classic and T-Mobile’s industry-rattling Un-carrier for Business initiative.
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Down but still not out, embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry is back with some good news.
On Thursday, the Canadian communications company finally launched the BlackBerry Leap, which is described as an affordable all-touch smartphone for 4G LTE networks in Canada.
The BlackBerry Leap is designed for consumers and enterprise users who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level.
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On Tuesday, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of WatchDox, a move designed to further enhance what BlackBerry calls its best-in-class mobile security and give enterprises unmatched control over their files even after data leaves the corporate network.
“WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that complements BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, and will be available with BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution,” BlackBerry explained in an announcement shared with MMW.
Financial terms have not be disclosed at the time of this writing.
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