Citrix Receiver Arriving This Month For BlackBerry Smartphones

By Bla1ze on 14 Dec 2009 11:18 am EST
Citrix Receiver To Arriving This Month For BlackBerry Smartphones

Citrix has been around for a while now and chances are you may have used their offerings without even really knowing it. Be it to access documents from the office while at home or attend an online meeting. Citrix powers a lot of the internet happening with their products and connectivity options. As they are to PC's, Citrix is making a name in the mobile market now as well. Currently, Citrix has applications out for iPhone and Windows Mobile so stepping into the BlackBerry smartphone sector was indeed, the next step. For connectivity to remote PC's, Citrix is offering this:

Work Anywhere
  • Simply install, login, and work with instant, real-time access to Windows apps and docs hosted in your corporate XenApp environment.
Safe and Secure
  • Only keyboard input, screen gestures and screen updates traverse the network so that data, like e-mail and intellectual property, remains safe and secure on your company network.
Simple, Intuitive Navigation
  • Interact with Windows apps and docs using intuitive gestures to zoom, pan, click, scroll and type with ease.
High Definition Experience
  • Built-in support for Citrix HDX technologies deliver multi-media content including Flash(TM)-based websites and even 3D vector-based graphics.

All sounds good for those in need of services like this. Of course, this is not fully a consumer offering. It is intended for those in an enterprise and business environment. The expected launch for the BlackBerry application states December on the Citrix website, so hopefully it will come as scheduled with Android following soon after.

[ BESMgmt ]

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Citrix Receiver Arriving This Month For BlackBerry Smartphones


I can't believe there isn't more comments on this yet. This is big for the corporate world. I have been using the old Idokorro/Rove app with success for a couple years and was sad to see Rove kill it off.

I assume you mean that you were sad that Rove rolled their separate, cheaper SSH-only product into their all-encompassing, more expensive MobileAdmin product? 'Cause MobileAdmin is certainly still around. But the last I checked, you could still use the old SSH product; the license doesn't require annual renewal, and you should even be able to update your PIN when upgrading devices and continue to use it -- as long as it places nice with your device's newer OS, which counts OS 4.7.x right out.

That said, this offering from Citrix is not particularly similar to either Idokorro MobileSSH or Rove MobileAdmin; it's a XenApp Citrix client for the BlackBerry -- mostly a different animal.

Only the Curve, Tour and Bold are explicitly identified as platforms for this solution thus far. Much like Sling, methinks this bodes unwell for Storm support. Sure, compatibility mode and all, but Sling pales in comparison to what it should be for a 9530/9550.

Hopefully this turns out to be well done for the BB, it would open up some great options for our company! If Storm support is lacking though, like mgraye suspects, that would be frustrating.

We are an all blackberry company (6000+ users)and have been waiting patiently for this client for mobile access to our citrix apps. I'm not one to be dramatic but it is mid-december and the citrix site vaguely says it will be released in December. So where is it???????? Is there a way to get a notification when it releases?


I am an island at my company. They didnt want to buy the BES system and went to the palm product. Any solutions for a lone BIS user?