U.S. Immigration to Test BlackBerry 10 & Mobile FusionU.S. Immigration to Test BlackBerry 10
U.S. Immigration to Test BlackBerry 10.
RIM Says U.S. Immigration to Test BlackBerry 10 Phones
Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will test its new BlackBerry 10 devices early next year, becoming one of the first government agencies to try the new operating system.
U.S. Immigration will test the handsets along with RIM’s new enterprise software designed for large corporate and business customers, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement.
The move is a vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10, the new operating system RIM is counting on to reverse plummeting sales and win back market share lost in recent years to Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iOS and Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating systems. A number of enterprise customers, including consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and the National Transportation Safety Board, recently dropped BlackBerry as a smartphone supplier.
RIM gained 3.1 percent to $13.72 at 9:32 a.m. in New York. The stock has more than doubled since a rally that began Sept. 24, just before the company’s last earnings report. RIM is scheduled to report earnings Dec. 20.
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