BlackBerry Experience Forum Comes to London Today on a Wave of BlackBerry 10 Support from UK Enterprises

Wed Mar 6, 2013 6:00am EST

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March 6, 2013 - 06:00:00 AM

BlackBerry Experience Forum Comes to London Today on a Wave of BlackBerry 10
Support from UK Enterprises

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 6, 2013) - BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) is hosting the BlackBerry(R) Experience Forum for the
enterprise community in London today. 

More than 1,000 UK enterprise customers and developers have registered to
attend the full day event (at the ExCel London), which is focused on
showcasing the business benefits of the BlackBerry(R) 10 platform with the
BlackBerry(R) Z10 smartphone and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10.
Attendees will learn how BlackBerry's completely re-invented suite of
products, solutions and services work seamlessly together to enable
enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy, manage, and secure BYOD and
corporate mobile devices. 

The fully booked event will feature customer presentations from large
organisations such as Aviva, and keynote participation from public sector
BlackBerry customer Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
(BSMHFT), which today announces that it will deploy 1,800 BlackBerry Z10
smartphones across the organisation. 

Stephen Asante-Boakye, Head of Technical Services, BSMHFT, said: "BlackBerry
has been our mobile enterprise solution of choice for a number of years and
we're committed to a full-scale BlackBerry 10 deployment. During April and
May, we will roll out 700 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones running on the new
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, with an additional 1,100 devices set to roll
out throughout the remainder of 2013. The combination of BlackBerry's tried
and trusted security and manageability with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone
gives us confidence that we can continue to deliver a best-in class mobile
enterprise experience, which ultimately enables the delivery of a better
service to our patients." 

More than 100 UK public and private sector organisations are currently
trialling BlackBerry 10. These include BT, Centrica, Aviva, The Co-Operative
Group and University Hospital Birmingham. 

"BlackBerry is the tried and trusted mobile enterprise solution for public and
private sector organisations," said Rob Orr, Managing Director, UK & Ireland,
BlackBerry. "For more than a decade, our unrivalled expertise in delivering
best-in-class solutions has made BlackBerry the gold standard in enterprise
mobility management, which is again reflected in the phenomenal response that
we've seen to date with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Today, we'll show
attendees how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is the best solution for
providing maximum usability and functionality for the end-user, without
compromising on the security and manageability that enterprises need and so
strongly associate with BlackBerry."

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