BlackBerry visits Washington, D.C. for another round of Appy Hour events


Update: More events on the way

Editors Note: We’re launching a new set of BlackBerry Beyond Work happy hours in the coming weeks – be sure to attend if you’re in the Washington, D.C. area! See details below:

  • Thursday, July 18th from 5-7pm at Bullfeathers (410 First St. SE Washington, D.C. 20003)
  • Thursday, July 25th from 5-7pm at Sine Irish Pub (1301 S. Joyce St Arlington, VA 22202)

In late May, BlackBerry hosted two “Appy Hour” events in Washington, D.C. to showcase the BlackBerry Z10. Hundreds of D.C. workers came to local pubs near the Pentagon and the National Mall to try out the new device. We were on hand to show off the many new features of BlackBerry 10 – BlackBerry Balance, in particular.


The BlackBerry Z10 was a big hit with the government workers in attendance, many of whom expressed a strong desire for their agencies to upgrade. Attendees remarked that the phone was “solid” and “great,” while others thanked BlackBerry for the fun experience.

Our BlackBerry Balance Demo team was present to show off BlackBerry Balance, one of the defining features of the BlackBerry Z10 experience. Sporting attire that was half business and half casual, our team demonstrated how BlackBerry 10 keeps work information secure and separate from personal apps and data, creating a seamless, balanced experience.


Have you tried out BlackBerry Balance? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

About Wes M

Wes Montee is currently the Government Market Development Manager at Research In Motion with responsibility for North America. He is dedicated to promoting the BlackBerry solution & applications to Federal, State, Provincial and Local Governments. Prior to joining RIM in September of 08’, Wes held a variety of marketing, sales and sales support positions at Sprint over a span of 14 years. Recent leadership positions included managing the Government and Utilities marketing team as well as building Sprint’s Higher Education vertical marketing team. Wes is committed to building strong partnerships with customers, carriers and application partners to ensure customers realize the full potential of wireless solutions on BlackBerry.

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