Last year in 2016 Blackberry took a major move for its ongoing software pivot to strong acclaim of launching Blackberry Secure. Blackberry consolidated its enterprise software solutions into a single unified platform but this transformation made many Blackberry fans believe in all sorts of rumours hovering around the state of Blackberry devices. Despite this there are five things still to believe about the all the new Blackberry in 2017.
1. BlackBerry Devices are still there and are not extinct
Blackberry has moved from its in-house hardware development, but that doesn’t mean that there will be no Blackberry mobile devices. It has already started leveraging trusted partners to develop and distribute their hardware, and they continue to provide software that promotes both security and productivity. Though mobile device may not be directly manufactured by Blackberry but their security smart still go into it and that is what makes Blackberry heart still beat.
2. BlackBerry’s Android devices are always better
Blackberry had launched its first secure Android smartphone, PRIV, with the aim to set the bar for Android privacy and productivity. But with the most recent release, DTEK60, it has done much better than the Priv and has received excellent reviews, and like DTEK50, is an ideal choice for any enterprise deployment.
Through tools like the DTEK privacy app, and rapid patching of vulnerabilities such as QuadRooter, users never have to worry about their data being at risk. Also with the monthly software updates, BlackBerry’s take on Android is constantly improving.
3. BlackBerry 10 is still getting support
BlackBerry 10 is very important for enterprise clients. Blackberry remains committed to supporting it and that is the reason it recently announced the BlackBerry 10.3.3 for Government release, which brings BB10 up to the highest standards of security, while also improving certificate management. As people use BlackBerry 10 outside the workplace, WhatsApp support for BlackBerry 10 has been extended deep into 2017.
Blackberry’s web-based Facebook replacement works just as well as the native app, and offers several new features, including comment replies and better post loading. Also for those of you unaware of BlackBerry 10’s answer to Siri and Google Now, check out BlackBerry Assistant. This powerful, voice-controlled organizational aide is powered by the well-known Wolfram Alpha engine, and is every bit as formidable as its peers. Also not to forget that PRIV and DTEK50/60 users all have access to Google Now.
4. Blackberry Software’s the way to go for productivity
The BlackBerry Hub and its associated apps have often been cited as one of the best things about BlackBerry devices , right up there with the keyboard. Whether on Android or BlackBerry 10, their productivity suite provides a seamless, intuitive, and consistent experience and is one that integrates readily with a wide range of apps including Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail.
5. Blackberry is still secure and reliable
BlackBerry has a long history of protecting sensitive enterprise data, and its software is some of the most secure on the market. With 80+ security certifications most Blackberry devices are built for reliability too offering superior battery life, high-end hardware, and excellent connectivity. That is why so many people still use the BlackBerry Passport, also recent DTEK60 has been also appreciated.
So as to believe in the above 5 things in 2017 and may be in future one thing is sure that although BlackBerry’s primary focus is on enterprise software, its devices are here to stay, too. With intuitive proprietary apps, high-end hardware, and a focus on security and productivity, BlackBerry smartphones are a great choice for both work and play.