Business and government customers will have a chance to roadtest pre-production BlackBerry 10 smartphones, after the manufacturer launched a new programme ahead of their launch next month.
The 'By Invitation' programme starts today (17 December) and will pick more than 120 customers across financial, government, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and distribution organisations. Employees will get early access to RIM's new mobile management product, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, as well as a limited number of pre-production BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Robin Bienfait, chief information officer for RIM, said: 'Beginning today, RIM will be visiting some of our enterprise and government ‘early adopters’ and getting them started with the BlackBerry 10 platform. At RIM, we’ve seen the power of our new enterprise mobility management solution first-hand, and we are thrilled to share BlackBerry 10 directly with these leading organizations.'
RIM will formally unveil the new BB10 handsets at an event on 30 January.
Author: Graeme Neill