BlackBerry acquires Movirtu to help improve BYOD support



BlackBerry has revealed it has acquired another company, Movirtu, which has created "virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device." This should help BlackBerry support more businesses who want "bring-your-own device" (BYOD) features.

"In a BYOD and COPE world, there remain a number of efficiency and convenience challenges facing enterprises, employees and mobile operators alike," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "The acquisition of Movirtu complements our core strategy of providing additional value added services, and it will leverage our key assets, including our BES platform, along with our existing global infrastructure which is connected to a large number of mobile operators around the world."