Last week BlackBerry made a series of announcements during CES that highlighted its broad portfolio and demonstrated how the company is moving forward into areas such as IoT and wearables. Fresh off the release of its Passport and Classic devices, the company formerly known as RIM seems to be making a comeback or at least is trying to make itself relevant once again in the world of technology.
Blackberry highlights from CES included:
BlackBerry IoT Platform
This cloud-based, secure and reliable platform leverages BlackBerry’s extensive technology portfolio. The solution extends the company’s best-in-class security and reliability to emerging IoT applications. Read the complete press release here.
This software provider powers NantHealth’s Internet of Medical Things device. BlackBerry’s QNX technology powers the HBox, a device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital. Read the press release here.
BBM for wearables
The popular BBM was previewed on Android Wear smartwatches, which will be available early this year. The new feature allows users to receive alerts, read messages and act on them, and accept BBM invites from their smartwatches. Read the press release here.
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.