Bye-Bye BlackBerry Z10: Pentagon Employees Can Choose Apple iPhone Or Android Smartphones Instead

BlackBerry has been steadily losing ground to iPhones and Android based smartphones, and looks like its recently launched BlackBerry 10 OS hasn’t helped stem the tide much. Many companies have chosen to quit BlackBerry and let their employees use iPhones or Android phones as corporate smartphones. But BlackBerry still had a significant share of enterprise customers in the government, which unfortunately looks like is also getting smaller by the day.

The latest to ditch BlackBerry is Pentagon, which announced its decision to let users pick iPhones or Android-based phones instead of the BlackBerry if they wish to starting from February 2014. However, employees can continue to use BlackBerry too if they like. 470,000 of the 600,000 smartphones in use at the Pentagon are from BlackBerry, but this new ruling will definitely pull away a chunk of this share.

While Pentagon has clearly stated that it is not in favor of implementing a BYOD (bring your own device) program, this freedom should help partially curtail expenses while giving some level of freedom to the employees to use their devices in their personal lives too.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Catching Up With BYOD Trend,Blackberry 10 To Follow

All of last year, the corporate world was abuzz with the trend of BYOD or “bring your own device” to the workplace. Now, it looks like gadget makers are also realizing this trend and catering to it. The latest ad campaign from Samsung looks completely targeted at BYOD consumers.

Samsung is starting with its latest security feature, SAFE (Security and Feature Enhancements), on its high-end mobile devices to make them more appealing in the workplace environment. The Samsung Galaxy Note II, in particular, would make for a great corporate device, with its multi-window feature that lets users access multiple types of information at once.

Also getting into the BYOD race is RIM with its latest BlackBerry 10 OS. An important feature of this latest OS is the BlackBerry Balance, which lets users balance both their professional and personal requirements of their smartphones, within the one device. With it, you can disable your work-related apps when you get off work for enhanced security.… Read the rest

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