Blackberry and Samsung Unite

Blackberry declared merging with Samsung Electronics Co and other prominent tech players on Thursday, widening the reach of its new mobile device management and security platform.


Blackberry confirmed organizations with Samsung Electronics Co and other prominent tech players on Thursday, increasing the compass of its new cell phone administration and security stage, and sending its shares 7 percent higher.

Blackberry and Samsung, the world’s No. 1 cell phone producer, will offer a “highly secure mobility solution” for Samsung’s Android devices beginning in ahead of schedule 2015. The system will marry Blackberry’s security platform with the South Korean organization’s own particular security programming for its Galaxy devices.

“The association with Samsung is a major event,” said John Jackson, an technology analyst at IDC. “It’s hard to imagine a partnership with more significant practical impact potential.”

Blackberry said the tie-up is a long-term commitment.

To make this Samsung partnership happen, we went to the highest levels of both companies, so this is a very serious relationship,” said John Sims, Blackberry’s head of big business administrations, calling the arrangement “the tip of the ice shelf.”

Blackberry additionally touted a series of enhancements to its current items, including mobile video-conferencing via its messaging app and the ability to divide usage costs between employer and employee.

Blackberry’s Nasdaq-recorded shares shut 7 percent higher at $12.06, their most astounding close since June 2013.

The new stage, the Blackberry Enterprise Service, or Bes12, will permit partnerships and government organizations to oversee and make secure Blackberry’s cell phones, as well as those running working frameworks, for example, Google’s Android, Apple’s ios and Microsoft’s Windows platform.

Shockingly, the platform will likewise have the capacity to oversee and make secure medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and even cars.

The organization likewise reported a Bes12 manage Brightstar, the world’s biggest remote circulation organization, and a tie-up with business programming organization that will give customers access health awareness and other directed businesses that utilization Salesforce programming safely get to information by means of the Blackberry platform.

“This plan is not different from what I laid out on day one, but it was hard for people to comprehend and believe me then as things were a mess then,” Blackberry Chief Executive John Chen said. “The key message today is the ecosystem is coming back and the telecoms are very excited.”

The new items and administrations are the spine of Chen’s plan to turn around the cell phone pioneer, whose gadgets have lost ground to Apple’s iphone, Samsung’s Galaxy devices and a large number of different gadgets powered by Google’s Android platform.

While still a player in the cell phone business, Blackberry is rotating its center to administrations and the requests of a huge base of big business customers that are progressively thinking about information security concerns.

The Waterloo, Ontario-based organization said its clients have enlisted for 5.1 million BES licenses since it propelled a movement push in March, with exactly 30 percent of them moving from opponent cell phone administration stages.

Blackberry additionally said it will dispatch its since a long time ago anticipated Classic cell phone on Dec. 17 at occasions in New York, Frankfurt and Singapore. The gadget, which bears likenesses to the once prominent Blackberry Bold, will go at a bargain instantly in dispatch showcases and be estimated at $449.


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