BlackBerry, Google Fast Becoming Buddies

BlackBerry has raised up quite a storm in the smartphone world with its Android-based Priv, which is helping Google and BlackBerry become buddies. When arriving on Thursday, the two companies will conduct a webinar together at an event scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

About the event

David Arnold, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise, will host the event on the BlackBerry side, while Google will call on Michael Wyatt to handle the Android part at the event. Wyatt handles Chrome and Android for the EMEA market.

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The webinar is scheduled to run for 45 minutes and will show businesses how they can make use of BlackBerry’s BES 12 EMM with Android for Work to reduce security risk, improve productivity and lower costs. BES12 supports BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

And to know how it can be done, companies need to register for the BES12 & Android for Work webinar. Anyone interested in registering for the event can do so by clicking on this source link.

Best of BlackBerry and Android

Android accounts for 85% of the market, making it the most popular mobile platform in the world. For this reason, it is also the target of 98% of all mobile malware, thus, making it hard for IT administrators and business leaders to address security threats. But now, they have an opportunity to leverage both BES 12 and Android for Work, the companies said in a joint statement.

BES 12 is the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution from BlackBerry, while Android for Work is an integrated solution designed by Google for proper management of work data, apps and content on Android devices. The companies stressed that businesses can turn Android risk mitigation into an incredible opportunity for increasing productivity and keeping costs low by applying management, collaboration and security principles.

Meanwhile, recent leaks give some hints on the price of the high-end BlackBerry Priv. The device is expected to be launched in China first at a price of $630. Priv, a synergy of Android and BlackBerry, will come with a 5.4-inch screen and QHD resolution of 1440×2560 ppi. The device comes packed with Android Lollipop and will sport a Snapdragon 808 chipset, hexa-core CPU, Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB RAM.