BlackBerry, which was once the leader of the corporate smart phone and email devices, has now dropped into a state of closing down the company. Very tough competitors such as Apple and various Android smart phone manufacturers have taken away the market share from BlackBerry. Even though the Canadian smart phone company did not entirely depend on individual customers for the profits it made, it depended on the many enterprise level corporations which used BlackBerry servers and devices for their business emails. But that is also going down now with iPhones and Android smart phones replacing BlackBerry.
But Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, is confident that it will take its market share back with the release of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The operating system is expected to be very refined and good on features. But how will the public take it? That is to be seen. But if you are an MP or a government official at a good post, you are going to be among the first very few people who are going to get a chance to test out the new devices with the new operating system.
This is because the Canadian smart phone manufacturer has sent out invites to MPs in the country for an invite only presentation where is going to walk through the new features in the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.
“Get a sneak peek of BlackBerry 10, the next generation mobile platform that will change everything,” the invitation reads.
“You’re invited to join BlackBerry Government Forum 2012 for an exclusive invite-only presentation.” Mac Leans writes:
Government workers have been heavy BlackBerry users since the early days of RIM, particularly because the devices are known for their encryption system, which adds another layer of protection to confidential information.
Despite the onslaught of competitors in the North American consumer market, including Apple’s iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3, the BlackBerry remains the dominant phone on Parliament Hill.
Each Member of Parliament is issued a BlackBerry smartphone when they take the job, and the BlackBerry Messenger service has become the substitute for a quick email.
Source: Mac Leans