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RIM Starts Previews of its BlackBerry 10 OS to Corporate Users

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Research In Motion has announced the BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview program, giving selected enterprise and government customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and pre production BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

The "by invitation" program starts today, with more than 120 select customers enrolled that span a variety of industries including financial, government, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and distribution. The company said that the mix includes 64 of the Fortune 500 companies.

The technical preview program will give organizations early access to RIM's new enterprise mobility management solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, along with a limited number of pre-production BlackBerry 10 smartphones for testing within their environment.

"Beginning today, RIM will be visiting some of our enterprise and government 'early adopters' and getting them started with the BlackBerry 10 platform," said Robin Bienfait, Chief Information Officer, Research In Motion. "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."

Customers will have first-hand experience with features such as BlackBerry Balance, the BlackBerry Hub, the ability to flow between core applications, the enterprise app store and the BlackBerry 10 platform's connectivity to behind the firewall applications and data through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.

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