10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-31-2013

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

It’s Consumer Friendly  BlackBerry is trying to attract consumers with its new software. BlackBerry 10 has a boatload of media features, and its Balance feature separates a user’s professional and private information.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Yes, Touchscreens  CIOs looking to buy a BlackBerry 10 device should know that the company’s new smartphones will come with touchscreens. Currently, BlackBerry will offer a physical keyboard on the Q10, but not on the Z10.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Familiar Designs  The BlackBerry 10’s design will be familiar to long-time users. The menu system has been revamped, but it is very similar to previous versions. Also, BlackBerry is committed to BlackBerry Messenger and full calendaring support.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

New Features  BlackBerry 10 offers several new features, including the ability to share screens in BBM Video. The software also includes new camera features and built-in to-do list functionality. There’s also voice control similar to Apple’s Siri.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

NFC Is Supported  Near-field communication is widely viewed as the future of document and data transferring--and it’s fully supported in BlackBerry 10.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Easier App Development  Companies are always looking for ways to develop their own applications for mobile devices, and with Blackberry 10, it is easy to build proprietary apps.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Enterprise Support  CIOs who have invested in BlackBerry’s enterprise services will be happy to hear that they’re all supported in its new software. So, while BlackBerry 10 might be more consumer-friendly, it’s still geared to enterprise users.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Security Features  BlackBerry’s new operating system will deliver the same security features that enterprise users have come to expect from its earlier products. That’s welcome news for CIOs.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Developers Care…  BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins was quick to point out at his company’s press event that developers are supporting BlackBerry 10. However, whether they will stay committed to the operating system remains to be seen.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10

Patience Is a Virtue  BlackBerry 10 isn’t launching just yet. U.S. customers won’t get their hands on the Z10 until March, but customers in the U.K. and Canada will get it sooner. The Q10 will be available in April.

10 Things CIOs Should Know About BlackBerry 10