RIM: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 will work with current models

RIM: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 will work with current models
Contradicting a published report on Tuesday, RIM has announced that the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 will work with the current BlackBerry lineup. BES 10 is expected to launch at the same time as the first BlackBerry 10 powered handsets and existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server users will get an upgrade to BES 10 to make sure that their server will work with both the new BlackBerry 10 handsets and with current models. RIM confirms that the new server will be able to work with BlackBerry 10 models, older BlackBerry handsets, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is counting on BB10 to turn around BlackBerry

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is counting on BB10 to turn around BlackBerry

The reason for the uproar was the fear among CIOs and IT departments that they would have to run two different versions of BES, one for legacy models and one for BlackBerry 10 devices. The worrying escalated on Tuesday when BGR reported that BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 would only work with devices powered by the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.

The reason why RIM responded so quickly to the erroneous report is that the company is fighting for its life and any nervousness among CIOs and IT departments could lead to a loss of some enterprise business, something that the Canadian based manufacturer can't afford in its current position. With RIM losing market share in most countries, it is counting on the early 2013 release of the new QNX-based BlackBerry 10 OS and the new phones that will run it, to turn things around.

source: CNET

UPDATE: BGR is still sticking to its story and says that companies will still need to run BES 5 along with BES 10 for the latter to work with BlackBerry legacy models. BGR says that RIM has confirmed to them that "BES 10 will need to be installed in either a Virtual Machine or a new server in addition to the existing BES 5 deployment." 

source: BGR

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10 Comments

1. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

About time RIM had some good news.

2. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

BGR still insist their report was correct:http://m.bgr.com/2012/08/22/bes-10-blackberry-7-support/

6. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Well clearly they wwere wrong,very wrong.

7. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Duuuuude! What's worse is that at the bottom of the article, they say "UPDATE" and put a link to RIM's blog where RIM explains how BES 10 will work with ActiveSync. But BGR says nothing on that... Talk about real biased reporting. I ws soooo disappointed- firstly I couldn't understand how BGR came to the conclusion that BES 10 meant no support for lmost 90Million BB devices out there. 2ndly, that they choose wht parts of the story they should report or not report on.

3. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This article is unfortunately inaccurate. BES 10 will only work with BB10 devices and the Playbook. BES 5 is still required for all current and previous BB's - BB7 and before. Sucks, but unfortunately true.

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i dont get it... so these BB7 device will be upgraded to BB10 after all? someone please explain!

5. No_Nonsense unregistered

BES not BBOS

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

what is BES really mean... i dont really get it...

9. No_Nonsense unregistered

Enterprise Services, for corporates

10. gayasarafe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The CEO is like "Stay away from this device"

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