Monday, December 5, 2011

The BlackBerry network, a private reserve for iPhone and Android

Canadian multinational Research in Motion ( RIM ) said this week that its new Enterprise Server service, called Mobile Fusion, will enable the management of mobile iPhone and Android , but not that they can use the network to BlackBerry.

Several media outlets wrongly reported that the iPhone and Android can use the BlackBerry network to transmit its data.

The Canadian company said that Mobile Fusion simplify management of phones and tablets for the departments of technology companies and government organizations.

Mobile Fusion will allow, for example, remote locking BlackBerry devices, Apple iOS (like the iPhone) and Android as well as the deletion of your data if the device has been lost or stolen.

Indeed, part of the success of BlackBerry, which has about 70 million users worldwide, is based on the data transmission is done through RIM servers and not through the telephone companies.

This feature has also led to tensions between RIM and countries around the world who fear that the lack of government control of communications between the BlackBerry can be exploited by terrorist groups..

BlackBerry loses market share

Between February and May this year, the BlackBerry market share in the segment of smartphones fell by 4.2% and stood at 24.7%. At the same time, Android gained 5% and reached a market share of 38%, while the iPhone grew to 27%. In October, Jaguar Financial, one of RIM's institutional shareholders, said that an 8% stake in the company was in favor of changing the management team and split the company into smaller units.

In July, analysts at RBC Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Canada's largest bank, said RIM should be divided into two to face competition from iPhone and Android. According to RBC Capital Markets, RIM should be divided into a phone manufacturer and service provider.


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