Verizon and BlackBerry have a deal for enterprise customers
The video also promotes BES10, with BlackBerry offering free licenses if you make the switch from another MDM provider. You can monitor your entire fleet even if it consists of iOS and Android powered handsets. Windows Phone handsets will be supported on BES12. And BlackBerry is offering free technical support through January 31st 2015.
The video is obviously aimed at corporations, both large and small, who are stuck with BlackBerry legacy devices. And BlackBerry is trying to get businesses to switch to BES10. If you work for a company that hands out BlackBerry handsets to employees, perhaps you can talk to the powers that be, about this deal. And don't forget to cut out pictures of the BlackBerry Passport and tape them to the mirror in the executive washroom.
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Another good move by Blackberry to shore up their enterprise business. Hopefully moves like these will keep customer attrition to a minimum.
7. engineer-1701d (Posts: 2196; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
i love how its support for free until jan 31 2015 whats going to happen in a 3 month span that you need tech support should be 2016 bb your a dead company if you want to force agency and business to come to you make it a deal they cant beat remember they will have to pay a lot to end deals and buy new phones and the it team will have to move everything over and around to accommodate your crap
10. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
First: Its clear that you're here just to troll.
Second: you clearly have no idea what you're talking about if you think BlackBerry will be dead by 2016. Perhaps you haven't been following the news at all except for on the troll sites, but BlackBerry's sales are rising. They have a rock solid command in the enterprise market. Consumer and media interest alike is through the roof concerning the BlackBerry Passport.
Third: you're statement is barely coherent.
"i love how its support for free until jan 31 2015 whats going to happen in a 3 month span that you need tech support should be 2016 bb your a dead company if you want to force agency and business to come to you make it a deal they cant beat remember they will have to pay a lot to end deals and buy new phones and the it team will have to move everything over and around to accommodate your crap"
Um, what? Ever heard of a period? Capital letters where needed? Punctuation? It's hard to take what you are saying seriously when you can barely make it out or I have to correct your run-on sentences in my head.
13. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
first its a crucial service that blackberry is providing. its not a freeware that pushes ads or sells your information.
its pure tech stuff only. and to run backend support definitely cash will be needed. it is in the good interest that they let you try and see if its what you wanted.
looking at security threats emerging day by day. BB will never go down.
Blackberry means pure business so they dont brainwash their customers with candy and toys.
No enterprise would want to run their business on a freeware.
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It's good to ask questions. Basically Blackberry is transitioning some elements of their business model to "paid support and services" vs. "software licenses".
Three months to test an enterprise class system -- with support -- at a very low cost is something worthwhile. If it ends up working well, then pay for the support/service level that fits your needs. Blackberry sales will find something that works for you.
5. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Uh, I seem to recall you saying that one cannot purchase a BlackBerry device in carrier stores anymore in an earlier article, and will you look at this! BlackBerry handsets being offered in a carrier store! The largest carrier in the U.S. at that! Not only are they offering the handsets, but they are offering BlackBerry SOFTWARE and SERVICES as well!
Don't you ever get tired of being WRONG, jbishops/Apiskula?
8. engineer-1701d (Posts: 2196; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
i looked at the verizon site and the phones are for shipping only as in online, i went upstairs to vz store not a corp store but still, and no bb. i have not seen a bb device in about a year and a half. problem is its a 3rd wheel that no one wants, kind of like samsung trying the tizan it will not really take off on its own, people are to comfortable with android and apple. sorry to say thats the way the world went.
9. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Don't know what Verizon store you went to, but where I live and work, they are carrying BlackBerry 10 devices in-house. If it was a third wheel that no one wants, then why are they the #1 OS in the mobile enterprise market? If no one wanted them, why are consumer device sales up 15% over last quarter? If no one wanted them, then why are ENTIRE GOVERNMENTS choosing BlackBerry?
Android and Apple may rule the CONSUMER market, but the ENTERPRISE MARKET belongs to BlackBerry.
11. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Nobody will be interested in it. Why don't they approach T Mobile oh wait they threw them out the door. Get it together kid and go to Android where the future is
12. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Again with the lies, jbishops/Apiskula....BlackBerry ended the contract with T-Mobile, not the other way around. Must I provide the link to shut you down as I've done in the past, little boy? BlackBerry is on the rise. All numbers and stats support this. It must burn you up inside that your job as a troll has failed miserably. Get a life, troll...and a new hobby at that.
20. jbishops (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)
You must work for Blackberry or something like that. T-Mobile got rid of Blackberry because of the poor sales of the device. You can show me links and articles all you want as I do not care. It's a platform that is dying and no matter what they release they will not survive. Move over to Android kid where they are a real market player.
23. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
You must be a paid troll. How's that working out for you, anyway? I hope you're not paid based on results, because if you are, then you're going broke right now.
Only those that troll don't care about facts provided by links and articles. You, little boy, are a troll if I've ever seen one.
With BlackBerry's sales being up 15%, their software and services being adopted more and more, and WHOLE GOVERNMENTS choosing BlackBerry, I'd say they aren't going anywhere. Troll elsewhere, Jr. BlackBerry is a REAL MARKET PLAYER in enterprise. No other OS is touching them their.
26. ablopez (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
You know what, jb, you make all android fans look bad.
22. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Nikolasoliver, is that you?
So, because I defend BlackBerry means I have to be someone else? Lame, dude.
25. ablopez (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
MG, doesn't it appear like apiskula, jbishops, ajag, wahoo, and now this new guy s5 are feeling threatened by BlackBerry starting to do well in the consumer market? Or maybe they're feeling "a little inadequate" if you know what I mean?
27. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Indeed it does, ablopez. These guys are threatened by BlackBerry's resurgence in the consumer market. It may be happening slowly, but it is happening...and steadily as well. I believe it also makes them feel "a little inadequate" as well, lol! Poor "little" guys...does BlackBerry's growth make you feel small? It must, if all you do is come to BlackBerry articles to talk trash about them, offering nothing of substance whatsoever.
28. jbishops (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)
Blackberry doing well in any market? What planet are you on. They have roughly 2% of the consumer market you fools....Yeah nervous that Blackberry is going to threaten android. Where are the Blackberry tablets oh wait another market flop.
30. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
I'm on planet earth. You're on planet troll, where facts don't mean anything, only the BS in your mind means everything. PA themselves posted an article in which it shows that BlackBerry sales are up 15% in the consumer devices market. I bet you still don't believe it, even though the facts are smack-dab in your face. BlackBerry has over 60% market share in mobile enterprise. Another fact that you dismiss. You're just troll that makes yourself look like an idiot every time you post because you either don't believe the facts before you, or you can never provide any links to back up your BS. You keep mentioning BlackBerry's tablet. That's OLD news, done under a regime that has been replaced about 2 years ago or more. But here's what I can say that's happening in the HERE and NOW: where is your favorite OS Android in the enterprise market? Oh, that's right, virtually non-existent.
14. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
you mean your current device ? its ok you could always get a blackberry.
or probably a samsung.
4. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
This is a great move indeed by BlackBerry. With the help of Verizon, they are sure to shore up enterprise users! This is another positive move in that BlackBerry is making...they have been doing all of the right things, lately. Bravo, BlackBerry!
6. McLTE (Posts: 745; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Verizon and Deal do NOT go together in a sentence.
15. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
well they replied to legre's out of attire tweet with a better deal to customers .
if you remember.
times change so do people.
16. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
The main reason for blackberry sales holding up was the massive legacy devices that were already with the enterprises.
Now in time Mr chen has decided to introduce a trade up program with $150 in return for every devices upgraded , this should save a lot in their expense.
Blackberry classic has the traditional trackpad and the new BB10 OS and it was designed for fleet distribution while passport will be handed to higher level executives.
This is gonna be awesome !!
All the right moves by Mr Chen.
and this was funny : And don't forget to cut out pictures of the BlackBerry Passport and tape them to the mirror in the executive washroom :D
19. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
The BB Passport is a stupid and ugly phone. No wonder BB are dying.
21. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
attention seeker alert !!
we are not falling for this , we all know what passport is :D
24. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
They're dying but their sales are up? Please...
Don't you ever get tired of trolling, Ajag?
31. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Sales going up in the handset division, BlackBerry purchasing other companies, their software and services being adopted more and more, the largest cell phone carrier in the U.S. getting in on the BlackBerry action with this latest deal, and WHOLE ENTIRE GOVERNMENTS adopting BlackBerry smartphones, software and services...and you say "slowly going into the gutter"? Your interpretation skills are extremely lacking. BlackBerry is on the rise.
32. ablopez (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
Not worth our time and energy, MG. He doesn't get it, he refuses to get it. And we're giving him the attention that he lacks in his real life. In the meantime, we BB10 users can enjoy and benefit from the most efficient OS out there that others refuse to give a chance.
33. meanestgenius (Posts: 4467; Member since: 28 May 2014)
You are absolutely correct, ablopez. I'm done with jbishops aka Apiskula. With the exception of misinformation, I am done giving him any attention whatsoever.