We’ve had a fantastic holiday break, and we’re well-rested and unabashedly excited for one of the most significant months in the history of BlackBerry. This month we launch BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, pushing forward the mobile computing landscape with innovations on the handheld and enterprise mobility management.
It can be easy to mistaken BlackBerry 10 as simply another new smartphone that will get some space on the shelves. But for those of us who work in the industry, and particularly at Research In Motion, we see it quite differently. BlackBerry 10 is a whole new platform that has unparalleled multitasking capabilities, gesture-based interactions, and is rich with features that can serve your personal and work lives 24/7. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving.
The BlackBerry infrastructure is strong, connecting over 79 million subscribers worldwide for crucial business communications, as well as friends and loved ones alike. Fortune 500 companies trust our solutions with deep partnerships and customer relationships, and small businesses are being empowered every day to stay connected and move their work forward. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 represents a decade of evolving enterprise mobility management solutions that have brought us to this point – a cross-platform management solution that provides administrators with a single web-based console for handling BlackBerry, iOS, and Android smartphones and tablets.
RIM is a new company. The transition that we’ve undergone over the past year is dramatic – and I have the before-and-after perspective with my nearly six years at the company. We’re leaner, laser-focused, and absolutely intent on changing the mobile computing landscape.
On the road to launching BlackBerry 10, we’ve re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry to create a new unique mobile experience. We’ve had countless meetings with customers, carriers, developers, analysts, and journalists, and come away from those meetings with incredibly positive reactions to the new platform. BlackBerry 10 is nearly ready, and we can’t wait.
Welcome to 2013!