BlackBerry technology allows Hong Kong carrier to provide 10 phone numbers on a single SIM

BlackBerry hasn't dominated the smartphone market since 2009. It also hasn't been able to breakthrough with its two Android powered handsets, the BlackBerry Priv and the DTEK50. But just as CEO John Chen has planned, the company can make contributions to the industry in other ways. Take today's report about a new feature offered to subscribers of mobile carrier Three Hong Kong. 

The wireless operator has started offering to subscribers Numbers Master, which is available for both iOS and Android users. With Numbers Master, a Three Hong Kong customer can make or take calls on 10 different phone numbers using just one SIM card on one phone. This will allow small business owners to use the same phone for work and play. The technology for this feature comes from (drum roll, please) BlackBerry, which means that the calls on all 10 lines are secure.

This is exactly what we expect BlackBerry to be focusing on in the future. During the company's fiscal fourth quarter which ended in March, handset sales dropped by more than half to 600,000 units from the previous year. For the fiscal first quarter of 2017, BlackBerry had record software and services revenue.

While providing software solutions and MDM services are not as sexy as coming up with that hot new handset, for better or for worse this is where BlackBerry's strengths currently lie. And if other carriers decide to implement this technology, BlackBerry could wind up a big winner here. Who knows? Perhaps CEO John Chen will do a Scrooge McDuck-ian dive into a vault full of currency.

source: ThreeHongKong (translated) via Crackberry



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

3 Hong Kong is also the first local carrier there to carry carry the BlackBerry DTEK50 as part of this deal. Just one of the many ways that BlackBerry's software technology is in play in the mobile world. Keep making moves like this, BlackBerry.

2. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You seemed to have fun writing this article Alan. I liked the last line!

4. Alan01

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Thank you! If you love mobile technology, all of the articles are fun in their own way, Thanks for reading. Regards, Alan

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Man, some users bash you for being biased in your articles. It's not even funny.

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 7204; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I - WANT - IT!

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not sure about the use of this.

7. intellibrain

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

As a small business owner myself. Is it possible to benefit or get that kind of service in the U.S.? If not, any other alternative closed to the one currently offered by Blackberry?

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