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BlackBerry to Make a Push into the M2M Market

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BlackBerry says that it is making a push into the machine 2 machine market with a new "Project Ion" service.

However, little appears to have been developed, and it is more an inspirational plan of what the company will offer in the future.

"No other company is in a better position than BlackBerry to provide the technological building blocks, applications and services needed to enhance productivity, improve real-time decision making and deliver on the vision of the Internet of Things." said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry in a statement.

The company said that as part of the new project, it will develop a a secure public application platform, owered by QNX technology and BlackBerry secure enterprise mobility management.

BlackBerry added that select partners and developers will soon have early access to the product component of Project Ion.

It didn't say when that would happen though.

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