RIM to seed BlackBerry 10 devices to 120 companies and government agencies

RIM to seed BlackBerry 10 devices to 120 companies and government agencies
Last week, we heard that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) would be testing the new BlackBerry 10 handsets, and it looks like RIM is on a mission to win back enterprise customers that may have switched to other mobile platforms, or have planned to. RIM how has a new seed program in the works where the company is going to give 120 companies and government agencies BlackBerry 10 handsets for beta testing.

RIM says that as part of the 120 enterprise and governmental entities that are part of the plan, it has invited 64 Fortune 500 companies into its new “technical review program”. Each of the 120 enterprise and government “customers" will get access to beta versions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and pre-release BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

This program should not only help RIM to squash any bugs that are still in the new BB10 system, but also begin to win back some customers that may have previously been on the fence about retaining BlackBerries for in-house use. 

source: RIM via The Next Web

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6 Comments

1. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Great news RIM, hope they send to Comcast "Xfinity" also.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There better not be ANY bugs left in BB10. Otherwise, that will just confirm the decision to bail on BB/RIM.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Good news RIM, although i am not your supporter nor haters but the fact that i like more choices in this market, keep it up :)

4. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

I am hearing abt BB 10 for the last 5 months :|

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Personal view that there is pros and cons for BB10 delaying the release date, the pros is they could take some times to produce better OS rather then rush into the market and end up mess it up. The cons are they might loose some customer where they would migrate to other OSes before they official release the BB10 devices...

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yey yey yey!! love this!!!

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