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The BlackBerry 10 may very well save Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIMM) and allow it to rise like a phoenix.

1. 80 million subscribers
Research in Motion, Ltd is reported as having 80 million subscribers. These subscribers have used RIM and its services despite being promised a new smartphone previously and being disappointed. 80 million subscribers who are still around and loyal to RIM. Apple lost its loyalty through its planned obsolescence and as reported here. Anecdotally, the reporter spoke to a master electrician and small business owner, who was thrilled to know that Blackberry had a new smartphone. The master electrician said "thank you for letting me know, I have an upgrade on my plan and I was a heavy user of Blackberry back in the day." RIM is also present in emerging markets, where it can compete effectively as the newcomer on the block. There is a reason Apple was speaking to China Mobile.

You can't buy consumer loyalty. RIM does not need too.

2. Secure e-mail
BlackBerry is reported as having secure e-mail servers. If you ever wondered if your handheld device was secure, well, BlackBerry is touted as having some of the best security in mobile cellular technology.

3. Dual Profiles or a Business Telephone with a Secret Identity
BlackBerry 10 is reported to have the ability to have a profile for work and personal profile. These profiles are not accessible to each other and will run separately. Thus, a BlackBerry 10 user may use their telephone for work related purposes and still have a personal profile separate from their work life.

4. Early Release of BlackBerry 10 to "Influencers"
RIM has early released BlackBerry 10 to "influencers," i.e. people who are likely to influence their organizations or other to purchase the telephone. RIM has a great marketing idea here, really who does not want to have the newest cool gadget before anyone else could get it.

5. Innovative OS
A Digital Keyboard that Learns From Your Mistakes - the BlackBerry 10 has a virtual keyboard that learns how you strike the keys and assist you in typing. Everyone, well nearly everyone, is not able to touch type with both hands on a cellular telephone keyboard as a computer keyboard. So, mistakes are common. RIM thought ahead and designed software to help you.

6. Innovative OS Part II
Multiple Windows Open at Once with Social Media Just a Slide Away- the BlackBerry 10 is reported as having the ability to run at least (4) open windows which can then be brought to the foreground. The BlackBerry 10 is reported as having the ability to run a window and with the slide of the finger expose social media, such as e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook along the margin of the screen which show messages received and allow for access to said applications.

7. VISA approved Blackberry 10's NFC or "electronic wallet"
The BlackBerry 10 is reported that it may support use of NFC to use your VISA card to pay for items.

8. Target marketing to Business and Government
RIM may be targeting business users of telephones as well as government where the enhanced features such as pre-approved government security and as stated above should sell well. If so, then RIM likely has an edge with business and government users when compared to an Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII. Business and government users want security, ease of use, functionality, and ability to communicate which Blackberry 10 appears to offer. Business and government users are not as much looking for the entertainment and other functions present in iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII.

9. Reported Able to Communicate to iOS and Android environments
The BlackBerry 10 is reported to be able to communicate with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII which may mean that beyond a hardware win that RIM may likewise have a software win, and perhaps software market.

10. QWERTY Physical keyboard model too
The BlackBerry received its name from the QWERTY physical keyboard. Users of BlackBerry were lightning fast using the keyboard. Many, many people would like a return to this physical keyboard. Having traveled in Southeast Asia, the reporter will state that Southeast Asians like to text, a lot. Said reporter has seen the speed at which older models of cellular telephones are used to generate lengthy text messages. Image a new BlackBerry 10 with a full QWERTY physical keyboard. Maybe the QWERTY keyboard is old school, but it is an old school which this reporter believes will sell.

RIM has very likely winner in the BlackBerry 10 because it has loyal customers to sell to who will likely upgrade, new features which allow it to penetrate business and government markets relatively untouched by iPhone and Android, and have software advances regarding security, managing iOS and Android software along with a VISA pre-approved NFC payment option. RIM is likely to surprise everyone.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1122...he-day-for-rim

http://us.blackberry.com/business/topics/security.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...onal-profiles/

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...1090522/review

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...y-10-nfc-visa/


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The BlackBerry 10 may very well save Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIMM) and allow it to rise like a phoenix.

1. 80 million subscribers
Research in Motion, Ltd is reported as having 80 million subscribers. These subscribers have used RIM and its services despite being promised a new smartphone previously and being disappointed. 80 million subscribers who are still around and loyal to RIM. Apple lost its loyalty through its planned obsolescence and as reported here. Anecdotally, the reporter spoke to a master electrician and small business owner, who was thrilled to know that Blackberry had a new smartphone. The master electrician said "thank you for letting me know, I have an upgrade on my plan and I was a heavy user of Blackberry back in the day." RIM is also present in emerging markets, where it can compete effectively as the newcomer on the block. There is a reason Apple was speaking to China Mobile.

You can't buy consumer loyalty. RIM does not need too.

2. Secure e-mail
BlackBerry is reported as having secure e-mail servers. If you ever wondered if your handheld device was secure, well, BlackBerry is touted as having some of the best security in mobile cellular technology.

3. Dual Profiles or a Business Telephone with a Secret Identity
BlackBerry 10 is reported to have the ability to have a profile for work and personal profile. These profiles are not accessible to each other and will run separately. Thus, a BlackBerry 10 user may use their telephone for work related purposes and still have a personal profile separate from their work life.

4. Early Release of BlackBerry 10 to "Influencers"
RIM has early released BlackBerry 10 to "influencers," i.e. people who are likely to influence their organizations or other to purchase the telephone. RIM has a great marketing idea here, really who does not want to have the newest cool gadget before anyone else could get it.

5. Innovative OS
A Digital Keyboard that Learns From Your Mistakes - the BlackBerry 10 has a virtual keyboard that learns how you strike the keys and assist you in typing. Everyone, well nearly everyone, is not able to touch type with both hands on a cellular telephone keyboard as a computer keyboard. So, mistakes are common. RIM thought ahead and designed software to help you.

6. Innovative OS Part II
Multiple Windows Open at Once with Social Media Just a Slide Away- the BlackBerry 10 is reported as having the ability to run at least (4) open windows which can then be brought to the foreground. The BlackBerry 10 is reported as having the ability to run a window and with the slide of the finger expose social media, such as e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook along the margin of the screen which show messages received and allow for access to said applications.

7. VISA approved Blackberry 10's NFC or "electronic wallet"
The BlackBerry 10 is reported that it may support use of NFC to use your VISA card to pay for items.

8. Target marketing to Business and Government
RIM may be targeting business users of telephones as well as government where the enhanced features such as pre-approved government security and as stated above should sell well. If so, then RIM likely has an edge with business and government users when compared to an Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII. Business and government users want security, ease of use, functionality, and ability to communicate which Blackberry 10 appears to offer. Business and government users are not as much looking for the entertainment and other functions present in iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII.

9. Reported Able to Communicate to iOS and Android environments
The BlackBerry 10 is reported to be able to communicate with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII which may mean that beyond a hardware win that RIM may likewise have a software win, and perhaps software market.

10. QWERTY Physical keyboard model too
The BlackBerry received its name from the QWERTY physical keyboard. Users of BlackBerry were lightning fast using the keyboard. Many, many people would like a return to this physical keyboard. Having traveled in Southeast Asia, the reporter will state that Southeast Asians like to text, a lot. Said reporter has seen the speed at which older models of cellular telephones are used to generate lengthy text messages. Image a new BlackBerry 10 with a full QWERTY physical keyboard. Maybe the QWERTY keyboard is old school, but it is an old school which this reporter believes will sell.

RIM has very likely winner in the BlackBerry 10 because it has loyal customers to sell to who will likely upgrade, new features which allow it to penetrate business and government markets relatively untouched by iPhone and Android, and have software advances regarding security, managing iOS and Android software along with a VISA pre-approved NFC payment option. RIM is likely to surprise everyone.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1122...he-day-for-rim

http://us.blackberry.com/business/topics/security.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...onal-profiles/

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...1090522/review

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...y-10-nfc-visa/

What if they have another huge worldwide Blackberry outage again?
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President Obama & BlackBerry

Jan 21, 2013.
4:55 p.m. – POTUS on His Blackberry Before the Parade

It may be a day-long celebration for President Obama, but that doesn’t mean he has left work at the office.

Just before members of the military began streaming by the Presidential Reviewing Stand as part of the inaugural parade, Obama could be seen working on what looks like his specially-secured BlackBerry.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...tion-day-2013/

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There are five features in particular that have us anticipating the arrival of BlackBerry 10. From the BlackBerry Hub, to Balance, to the experience of the onscreen keyboard, Research In Motion has obviously put a lot of time and effort into creating a truly next-gen BlackBerry experience—at least it seems that way. The company’s big day, Jan. 30, is almost here, and we can’t wait. Finally we’ll get to lay our hands on a device with a good QWERTY keyboard.

http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/...op-5-features/

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There are five features in particular that have us anticipating the arrival of BlackBerry 10. From the BlackBerry Hub, to Balance, to the experience of the onscreen keyboard, Research In Motion has obviously put a lot of time and effort into creating a truly next-gen BlackBerry experience—at least it seems that way. The company’s big day, Jan. 30, is almost here, and we can’t wait. Finally we’ll get to lay our hands on a device with a good QWERTY keyboard.

http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/...op-5-features/

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BES10

The highly anticipated BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 officially launches today. RIM’s enterprise mobility management solution with BlackBerry Enterprise Server has evolved over the past decade, and today we’re pleased to offer our re-invented solution to help businesses embrace mobile trends and enable management, productivity, and secure interaction with corporate data.

Features of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

A cost-efficient, secure, reliable, and scalable solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers a robust feature set to help you get your employees up and running on their, or your, devices. Here are some of the new features, and there’s much more.

• Manage all BlackBerry, iOS, and Android devices, including the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones
• Application management for internal corporate apps or public apps from BlackBerry World (formerly BlackBerry App World) through BlackBerry World for Work
• Easy over-the-air activation for end users
• Enhanced IT policies

Upgrading from BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

We’ve worked to provide you with a simple and straightforward upgrade path from your existing portfolio of enterprise mobility management solutions. To facilitate this upgrade path, we’ve already launched the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program, which includes four components:

• BlackBerry Enterprise Service License Trade Up
• BlackBerry 10 webcast series to inform your business
• BlackBerry 10 Ready free BlackBerry 10 smartphone offer (currently offered in North America only)
• BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2013/0...0-has-arrived/

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RIM's New Multiplatform Enterprise Mobility Management Solution Makes Mobility Easy for Businesses


Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) announced that its new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, is now available for download. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 re-invents RIM's EMM by bringing together device management, industry leading security*, and mobile applications management for BlackBerry® smartphones, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, and new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in a consolidated solution. It also provides a single console for managing BlackBerry, Android™ and iOS® devices.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of RIM's enterprise mobility management expertise and the most widely deployed mobility solution in enterprises today. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business customers.

"BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 empowers employees to be more productive and better equipped to serve customers while it provides business and IT leaders with the confidence that corporate data is protected and manageable in the same way they have long enjoyed with BlackBerry," said Peter Devenyi, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Software, Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 makes mobility easy for businesses to help keep them moving."

Flexible Enterprise Mobility Management
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 gives organizations a highly scalable solution and the flexibility to manage their mobile deployment as needed. It supports both corporate-owned and personal-owned (BYOD - Bring Your Own Device) device deployments and mixed environments of BlackBerry and other devices, providing mobile device management, mobile application management, and secure access to corporate data. It includes an intuitive, unified, web-based administration console to manage devices and users. It also supports BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is built on the same security and connectivity model for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that enterprise customers have always trusted and relied upon with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

Key Features for BlackBerry 10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

• Support for secure separation of work and personal applications and data on BlackBerry 10 smartphones through BlackBerry Balance technology.
• Support for seamless and secure access to work email, content and secure connectivity to "behind the firewall" applications and data.
• BlackBerry® World™ for Work, the new corporate app storefront for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that allows organizations to easily manage apps for employees. Administrators can push and install the organization's mandatory apps to both corporate and personal-owned devices and publish recommended apps to employees.
• Rich management controls for securing and managing work profiles including hierarchical group management with Active Directory integration, support for customizable administrative roles with granular capabilities, an intuitive enterprise enrollment process for employees that offers a self-service console, and centralized control of assignable profiles for email, SCEP, Wi-Fi®, VPN and proxy servers.

What Customers Are Saying
"The BlackBerry solution has been meeting our enterprise mobility needs for 10 years and it's been incredibly exciting to be among the first UK customers to try out BlackBerry 10," said Craig Allcock, Head of Networks, Group Technology, The Co-operative Group. "The re-designed UI is excellent, providing a smooth experience which enables you to seamlessly switch between applications and content across both the personal and work profiles. We're confident that BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will enable us to both anticipate and meet the existing and future enterprise mobility needs of our individual employees."

"We've been testing BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 in our environment and we're pleased with the manageability, security and reliability that the solution offers, along with expanded management capabilities to other devices within our network," said Peter E. Lesser, Director of Global Technology, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. "BlackBerry has been a trusted partner of ours for many years, and we're excited to implement BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 in our organization."

What Industry Analysts Are Saying
"BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 brings some important technology, cost and operational improvements to existing BlackBerry customers," said Nick McQuire, Research Director Mobile Enterprise Strategies EMEA for IDC. "We believe RIM is poised to capitalize on its strong history in delivering reliable, scalable and secure mobile enterprise management solutions to help organizations address an increasingly diverse mobile environment."
"Companies require maximum flexibility and diversity in mobile deployments," said Jack Gold, principal analyst of J. Gold Associates, LLC. "Products that manage multiple platforms, while at the same time enabling the segregation of personal and corporate data, represent an optimum solution by offering the lowest total cost of ownership, most end-user friendly, and highest security approach to enterprise mobility."

Availability
The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software as well as a limited sixty (60) day free trial (includes client access licenses) is available to be ordered here.
Through the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program, existing customers can take advantage of the free license trade up program, which is available until December 31, 2013.

* BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has been FIPS 140-2 certified.

http://us.blackberry.com/business/software/bes-10.html

http://us.blackberry.com/content/dam..._Datasheet.pdf


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BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has released a new version of its mobile device management software, BlackBerry Enterprise Service.

The software, available to download from today, is designed to manage devices running BlackBerry 10, as well as rival devices running iOS or Android operating systems. The release will also play a key role in the potential success of RIM's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 handsets.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 "supports our existing line of devices, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and soon to be released BlackBerry 10 smartphones," Pete Devenyi, senior vice president of enterprise software at RIM, told ZDNet.

In addition to bringing device and application management capabilities for the BlackBerry 10 handsets, the release of BES 10 also marks the retirement of RIM's standalone mobile device management product and brand, Mobile Fusion. In future, Mobile Fusion functionality will be a part of BlackBerry Enterprise Service, available to BES customers.

"We're retiring the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion name, recognising that BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) has been synonymous with mobile device management (MDM) and high security for years. It's a brand that is recognised across the corporate and government community," Devenyi added.

Devenyi also cleared up any confusion left around the management of new and older-generation BlackBerry devices, as well as third-party handsets: at launch, BES can be used to manage non-BlackBerry 10 devices and BlackBerry 10 devices provided BES is installed on a separate logical server. After this, old and new devices, as well as PlayBooks, iOS handsets and Android devices can all be managed from one central console. In the future, RIM will allow customers to deploy BES 10 onto the same logical server, Devenyi confirmed.

One of the key features of BlackBerry Enterprise Service is BlackBerry Balance, which RIM has been working on in one form or another since its release in 2011.

BlackBerry Balance allows IT departments to manage employees' devices without affecting their personal content, and without allowing potentially sensitive work information to be accidentally compromised.

"Balance on BlackBerry 10 is a very significant evolution of the technology and has now been baked into the operating system at its very core, at a level we've never done before," Devenyi said. "Now, we have two completely separate domains on the device."

Balance is activated when a device is enrolled into BES, automatically creating a 'work' domain on the device. As well as protecting data on the device and allowing policies to be applied to a handset without affecting a users' data, Balance also manages the way in which apps can access data, or indeed, which apps can be installed on the 'work' side of the handset.

For example, while 'personal' apps can be used from the 'work' interface, a user couldn't copy and paste information from a work email into the Facebook app.

While RIM's challenges in the enterprise market are not as acute as in the consumer space, it has undoubtedly come under pressure from other rival platforms such as Android and iOS in its core business. However, Devenyi said that Balance makes a difference for BlackBerry shops considering the change to a new platform.

"One truly differentiated feature of BlackBerry 10 from a work perspective is the unique capabilities we bring to market with BlackBerry Balance and that sells customers every time, because it resonates with them and solves a huge problem for them in terms of how can they truly manage and control BYOD devices coming into the enterprise," Devenyi said.

http://www.zdnet.com/rim-lets-blackb...es-7000010133/

http://us.blackberry.com/business/bl...-10-ready.html


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The other side of things from BGR..

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http://bgr.com/2013/01/24/blackberry...s-citi-304788/
haha, I was going to post this. thanks for putting it up.
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http://bgr.com/2013/01/24/blackberry...s-citi-304788/
The last line sums it up pretty well..

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The last line sums it up pretty well..
I was thinking that if they have a sell on them with a $6 target then buying some $10 puts might pay off nicely just for a gamble Maybe $1000 in puts but what is interesting is that if you look at the $10 PUTS interest for May 2013 you will see that there is practically no interest in them. Below $10 is even worse with some interest at 0 so it is hard to see it going back down to $6 while not impossible as we know.

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While attending CES 2013, we had the opportunity to watch and capture a demonstration of RIM’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 given by Jeff Gadway, Senior Product Marketing Manager at RIM.

Notice that Jeff did the entire demonstration using only his right hand. Makes it easy to deal with your communications and smartphone activity while carrying on other activities (other than driving a car).

All activity is launched via gestures; there is no “Home” or “Start” button.

As pointed out BlackBerry 10 has no Messaging application. BlackBerry Hub takes advantage of QNX’s robust multi-tasking features to allow email, social networking and calendar activity to run continuously in the background, readily available via a single “up and right” gesture. This includes dealing with time sensitive information, such as schedules and weather applications.

It’s also QNX’s multi-tasking and multi-threading support that allows the smooth flow between applications, updates of the home screen and BlackBerry Hub.

As for the soft keyboard, I can only say that I built up a 100-character sentence in fewer than 20 keystrokes.

Most impressive is the ability to easily switch between Work and Personal modes. Work mode has the constraints of employer policy with respect to both applications and security issues but with a single gesture you can switch over to personal mode where you have total control over the applications you want on a smartphone, including Facebook and Twitter.

http://rapidberry.net/blackberry-10-...demonstration/

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BlackBerry is proud to be a Platinum sponsor at the upcoming IBM Connect Event in Orlando from January 27–31, 2013. This year, IBM Connect takes on greater importance for RIM as they’ll be sharing the details of BlackBerry at the show in parallel to the global BlackBerry 10 launch events on January 30th.

Attendees at IBM Connect will have an opportunity to see the new devices firsthand, and will be able to get hands-on experience with the new features of BlackBerry 10 such as the flow of BlackBerry 10, the BlackBerry Hub, and BlackBerry Balance.

Attendees of IBM Connect can experience the new devices by attending any of the following events on January 30th:

• The BlackBerry 10 Reveal event will be broadcast LIVE at IBM Connect at 10am on January 30th (Northern Hemisphere room A-C).

• Devices will be on display at the BlackBerry booth in the IBM Connect Showcase (pedestal B11 – B16). Enter to win a new BlackBerry 10 device at the booth!

• The BlackBerry 10 Lounge at Universal Studios – at the IBM Connect party on Wednesday night (January 30th) – drop by for your chance to compete to win a new BlackBerry 10 device.

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/colla...vents/connect/

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BlackBerry vs. Apple & Samsung-Android

BlackBerry has become the staple point for secure mobile computing. Recently, a study took the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and pitted it against Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. As you might have guessed, the BlackBerry PlayBook was the winner.

In the study by Context Information Security, they concluded the Samsung Galaxy Tab was the least enterprise-ready of the trio. While the iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook performed better, both of their desktop software fails to encrypt backups by default. However, the BlackBerry PlayBook was found to provide good separation between personal and work data. This is becoming increasingly important as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend grows in popularity.

The iPad has robust data protection and damage limitation facilities. However, its security shortcomings include the regularity of new jailbreak attacks, and ineffective disk encryption unless a strong passcode policy is applied. And although the iPad’s disk encryption scheme is well designed, the default behaviour for iTunes backups is to store files in clear text, obviously unacceptable for the storage of potentially sensitive corporate data. Much the same back-up approach is adopted with the BlackBerry PlayBook.

“It is difficult to ignore the growing presence of tablet computers in the home and workplace offering a blend of productivity, connectivity and physical freedom which has never been achieved before,” Jonathan Roach, principal consultant at Context and author of the report, said. “The device format is perfect for social networking and creating and sharing documents, presentations and other content on-the-fly, but the same characteristics also present tough security challenges for organizations.

http://www.contextis.co.uk/research/...apers/tablets/

http://www.contextis.co.uk/research/...enterprise.pdf

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I will be curious as to how Blackberry controls privacy concerns with their new OS. As I had stared before is that Apple is pretty good with this where as Google pretty much has zero privacy concerns about end users with pretty much any of their applications.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/28/w...-privacy-laws/
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If you are holding any RIMM shares do not sell in panic, Shorts will be desperate and will try anything to cover. They do this all the time with Natural gas. It was reported few weeks ago by the trader on the floor. They put fake sale orders using high frequency trading systems and that will panic people like us and we will be left with no share, they will cover and make even more.

Just asking to be careful and not be fooled by these manipulators, depending on your portfolio, position and strategy sell some but just give it some thoughts instead of panic.

A fine panic manipulation example was on Dec 20, 2012 after hour. Big shorts sold 20M+ shares in 20 minutes. Then their media arms spread the fear that evening and next morning to cause a big drop in share price.

Do not fall for the big short manipulation.

They had tried in on the Facebook event. Big shorts tried to Pin-the-Donkey on the FB/RIMM for the share rise. They had hold when there was no announcement, they do a manipulation. I tried desperately to tell everyone, there is no FB/RIMM announcement on the message board.

Now, they tried to mis-inform calling Lenovo a buyout instead of what it is - a potential Strategic Partnership.

With your RIMM stock, there will a bear raid for sure, with this many shares shorted. They can wipe all your shares off the board in 60 seconds.

For those of you unfamiliar with a bear raid, the hedge funds that decide they want to cover their short positions, instigate a quick large SELL "at Market" move. They make it big enough to catch the first batch of Stop Losses set, and that triggers a domino effect of automatic Sells that plummet the pps.

A moment later, they do a massive BUY "at Market" move and buy up all your shares. You will be left with no shares, and they will have a huge purchase as a cheap price. Within 5 minutes, the price will be back to what it was, and you will be scratching your head.
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I will be curious as to how Blackberry controls privacy concerns with their new OS.
BlackBerry 10 Receives FIPS 140-2 Security Certification Ahead of Launch

BlackBerry has more third-party security certifications and more government mobile device management experience than any provider of mobile solutions.

BlackBerry® solutions have enabled secure government mobility for over a decade. An important component of this effort has been to continuously invest the time and resources required to achieve and maintain FIPS 140-2 certification.

We're excited to share the news of FIPS 140-2 certification for the upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform. The certification will enable government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, RIM's new mobile enterprise management solution, from the day of launch.

What is FIPS 140-2?
FIPS, or "Federal Information Processing Standard" 140-2 is an industry standard developed jointly by the U.S. and Canadian Governments to provide a common certification for the security of encryption modules in technology products. In this blog post, I'll provide a general overview of FIPS 140-2 and demonstrate how FIPS 140-2 certification of encryption modules used in BlackBerry products is an important piece of the security and certification puzzle.

Two programs govern certification for FIPS 140-2: Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), and the Cryptographic Algorithms Validation Program (CAVP). These programs can evaluate software, hardware, and firmware – or any combination of the three. With the passage of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, all U.S. federal organizations must use FIPS 140-2 certified encryption modules in their technology. Beyond federal organizations, FIPS 140-2 is often seen as a requirement for broader government and law enforcement use, and also provides peace of mind for enterprise customers.

"Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that BlackBerry 10 is ready to meet the strict security requirements of government agencies and enterprises at launch. What differentiates BlackBerry is that it is the only mobile solution that integrates end-to-end security, and includes certified encryption algorithms for data at rest and data in transit. No other mobile solution can claim this level of security today or in the near future.- Michael K. Brown, RIM Vice President of Security Product Management and Research

FIPS 140-2 ensures and verifies that encryption within a module is implemented correctly. Vendors can choose to register a particular module or multiple modules within the product for FIPS 140-2 certification. For BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry operating system (OS) up to and including version 7.1, we have achieved FIPS certification for the BlackBerry Cryptographic Kernel module that resides in the OS. The BlackBerry 10 platform (as well as the current BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet) makes use of the FIPS-certified BlackBerry OS Cryptographic Library module. All of the encryption algorithms used in BlackBerry 10 meet CAVP requirements.

You might have noticed that we've so far discussed encryption within (often specific) modules and not an entire device or platform. In order to validate the security of the entire BlackBerry 10 platform, we augment our security assurance by performing other tests and gaining additional certifications. Many evaluation bodies, like Common Criteria (ISO 15408), use FIPS 140-2 certified encryption modules as a foundation for a broader product evaluation.

The uniquely secure BlackBerry Cryptographic Library
At RIM, we not only incorporate FIPS 140-2 certified modules into all of our smartphones and tablets, but have also obtained FIPS 140-2 certification for the central BlackBerry Cryptographic Library. The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library is a pre-built DLL (Dynamic-Link Library), which offers cryptographic services for a variety of BlackBerry products including BlackBerry® Desktop Software, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion, and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. These products are used along with the BlackBerry devices to connect to resources on the enterprise network. Using a model like this allows us to provide a secure end-to-end mobility solution, from the device straight to the enterprise network.

Why does FIPS 140-2 certification matter?
Enterprises today are demanding more from their mobility solutions, including providing workers with access to sensitive enterprise data, behind-the-firewall mobile applications, and a variety of services accessed directly from a smartphone or tablet. With this increased level of access comes an increased level of risk. Our FIPS 140-2 certifications, in conjunction with the multitude of other security accreditations, provide IT managers with assurance that the risks surrounding data at rest and data in transit can be adequately managed using BlackBerry products. RIM introduced the first smartphone with a FIPS approved module to the mobile market, and since its inception, no other mobile solution has been awarded the same level and quantity of security accreditations granted to BlackBerry products.

As you can see, FIPS 140-2 provides security-conscious organizations with the peace of mind to continue forward with mobility and to realize the benefits of mobile solutions without having to worry about compromising the security of communications. FIPS 140-2 is an important certification for the BlackBerry solution, but it is only one piece of our certification portfolio. We have more third-party security certifications and more government mobile device management experience than any provider of mobile solutions. This is why the BlackBerry solution is considered the gold standard in the enterprise, small business, and government.

Security beyond mobile devices
While it's important that mobile devices in your work environment are certified as secure against wider standards, device certification is only one piece of the security puzzle for an organization. The solution used to manage these mobile devices and the communication, transfer of data, and access controls also need to be verified as secure. This is why we're developing the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as the next-generation secure enterprise mobility management platform. The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library and the BlackBerry Cryptographic Java Modules that are used in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 have also achieved FIPS 140-2 certification. We firmly believe that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and the BlackBerry 10 platform represent the most secure and functionally holistic mobile solution for enterprise and government.


RIM trekked down to Washington, D.C. where BlackBerry was the technology partner at a Canadian Embassy inauguration event. Government leaders, military officers, and Capitol Hill personnel were in attendance and eager to get hands-on with BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices.

Reactions to the QNX-based tablet and upcoming smartphone were solidly positive, and it was a real pleasure to see individuals discovering features, functionality, and gesture-based interaction that they hadn't before experienced. The ability to peek into BlackBerry Hub, the overall flow of BlackBerry 10, and the separation between work and personal data with BlackBerry Balance were clear differentiators for the attendees.

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2012/1...certification/




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