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BlackBerry's Project Ion aims to build a secure app platform for the 'Internet of Things'

BlackBerry's Project Ion aims to build a secure app platform for the 'Internet of Things'

Simon Sage 124

BlackBerry has announced a big step into the Internet of Things today with a new initiative called "Project Ion". The details of the project are scarce for now, but the goal is to create a modern, extensible framework for machine-to-machine communication. If you want to know what that means, just check out Connectedly, where we're taking a good look at a broadening world of smart...

John Chen: BlackBerry isn't selling or leaving the handset business any time soon

John Chen: BlackBerry isn't selling or leaving the handset business any time soon

Adam Zeis 297

Last night some stories were floating around stating that BlackBerry CEO, John Chen would "consider dumping" the handset business if that portion of the company remains unprofitable. Fact of the matter is, that's not the case — "my comments were taken out of context," he says. Chen says he has no intention of selling off the handset business, and that the focus of the company is trying...

BlackBerry issues statement on Air Force switch: 'There is nothing more secure than a BlackBerry'

BlackBerry issues statement on Air Force switch: 'There is nothing more secure than a BlackBerry'

Derek Kessler 244

Yesterday we reported on the plans put into motion by the United States Air Force that would transition the branch of the military away from BlackBerry devices and towards iPhone and Android products. Understandably, security is a major concern for the Armed Forces, and BlackBerry has been known for years for taking security very seriously. Competitors have been stepping up their game...

US Air Force begins transition, swapping 5000 BlackBerry devices for iPhones

US Air Force begins transition, swapping 5000 BlackBerry devices for iPhones

Derek Kessler 455

The United States Air Force is replacing 5000 legacy BlackBerry smartphones with Apple's iPhone, and eventually all of their BlackBerry users will have to make the changeover. The announcement, reported by Defense News, comes as the future of BlackBerry within the Department of Defense is debated, with the chips seeming to fall on the side of transitioning away from a network supporting...