Early in December of 2012 we launched the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program to provide businesses around the globe with the tools, offers, and knowledge that they needed to prepare for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
The program includes a free BlackBerry 10 smartphone offer with BES 10 installation and training courses, a license trade up program to help you seamlessly switch to BlackBerry 10 from prior BlackBerry smartphones, a webcast series, and BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services to provide you with a suite of support options for installation and upgrades.
With BlackBerry 10 launching around the world and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 available for download, let’s take a look at some of the progress so far.
- Over 4,400 businesses in North America have registered for the BlackBerry 10 Ready Offer alone, just one component of the BlackBerry 10 Ready program.
- The BlackBerry 10 Ready Webcast series has reached an audience of over 15,000 IT professionals and administrators
- The BlackBerry Experience Forum events are mid-way through their global tour to provide hands-on time with BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, as well as access to BlackBerry staff and experts. Every event has been booked well over capacity. Join the conversation with us at @BlackBerry4Biz and use the hashtag #BEF13.
We’re excited about the significant momentum that we’re seeing here. Both our product portfolio and our company have been re-engineered and re-invented, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Don’t take my word for it, let’s look at what a few of your peers had to say:
Air Canada – “BlackBerry 10 helps meet our needs in that it delivers a new platform that brings the excitement and the energy that our employees are starting to expect from mobile devices.”
McCain Foods Ltd. – “First impressions of BlackBerry 10 is it’s very innovative and packed with lots of brand new features and functions that we’re going to take advantage of immediately.”
Ricoh Canada Inc. – “Data integrity has always been paramount for Ricoh IT, so the ability to achieve that is a tremendous plus for the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 platform.”
We were able to hand deliver BlackBerry Z10 smartphones to the global IT and mobility leadership of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates law firm in New York City during the BlackBerry Technical Preview program. Check out their first look at the next generation mobile computing platform and the feedback that they had below:
And finally, Stephen Perciballi, Practice Lead for Security (and mobility) at Softchoice, was able to visit us here on BlackBerry campus and share his thoughts on BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as a trusted advisor and provider of mobile technology to hundreds of clients. Read the full interview here on the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog.
Has your business upgraded to BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 yet? If you have, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. If you haven’t, let us help you get started!