For those of you out there who are not early risers or live in different time zones but still want to listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call, we got you covered. You can now listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay at your leisure. Aside from what was already noted in the press release, there was a few notable highlights and comments throughout the call.
- BlackBerry signed 107 new partners. That equates to an increase of 10% of its global partner count and included a software distribution agreement with HCL in India.
- Multiple organizations have signed on to make use of AtHoc including Macquarie University of Australia, Great Western Railways and Salt Lake City Airport, the U.S. Senate, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the California Department of Justice and the U.S. Coast Guard.
- BlackBerry Radar end-to-end asset tracking system has two proof of concept trials going on right now with a full launch expected in July.
- BlackBerry had approximately 3,300 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Customers who signed on included The Government of Canada, Buckeye Partners, Intercontinental Exchange as well as several legal firms including Reed Smith, Sullivan and Cromwell and Clifford Chance.
- BlackBerry recognized device sales of approximately 500K units with an average sales price of $290.
- BlackBerry 10.3.3 is currently being certified with certification expected by the end of the month, release through carriers will happen after that.
- In regards to new handsets coming from BlackBerry, John Chen noted he was not prepared to discuss that now but would have more to say in July.
- BlackBerry Security Summit takes place on July 19 in New York.
- BlackBerry recorded software and services revenue of $166 million in Q1, marking a 21% year-over-year increase. This was attributed to 526 enterprise customers purchasing Good Secure EMM Suites in Q1, up from 90 customers.
- Reiterated comments made during the annual and special meeting noting that making handsets profitable is the number one objective for BlackBerry.
- Mobility Solutions includes BlackBerry smartphones and device software licensing. The company will begin looking at partners and ODM's interested in licensing software such the BlackBerry Hub and other components such as Paratek antenna technology, etc.
That's honestly just a brief run down of content from the call, so go ahead and give it a listen for yourself. You can let us know in the comments if you found any other highlights interesting.