60% of Fortune 500 Companies Testing or Using BlackBerry 10 Currently

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

According to BlackBerry, well over half of US-based Fortune 500 companies are now testing the company's next-gen mobile platform for potential enterprise use—or already using it.

The Waterloo-based smartphone maker says 60% of US Fortune 500 firms are testing or using BB10 today, just as US-based carriers begin rolling out the Q10, BlackBerry's latest device.

The US market is a big one for BlackBerry, and also one where BlackBerry has lost significant marketshare in recent years. A comeback in the US market would have a massively positive impact on the company's future prospects.

"This is a very exciting day for us, launching with all four major U.S. carriers," BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear said in an interview with Reuters. "There are a lot of very loyal BlackBerry keyboard users out there who have been waiting for this and I think, with the Q10, we will also be able to win back prior BlackBerry customers, who are now trying other platforms."

 

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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