Thorsten took the stage, and acknowledged Brightstar and the hard work and creativity of the company. He spoke about how good it felt and different being back. “We will show the world that BlackBerry 10 is built for mobile”. BlackBerry is committed to growth and innovation.
In June the US carriers will begin selling the BlackBerry Q10. Today 10.1 will start rolling out with US carriers rolling out the end of this month.
BlackBerry Q5 was announced and will come in different colors. This is the BlackBerry that is the cousin to the Curve. By 2015 will 37% will be mobile in the workforce. He also brought up the tablet in the mobile community. A mobile platform must be secure from the ground up, and BlackBerry understands that. There are 120 thousand apps now available. Moog is launching for BlackBerry 10, Skype, and 1/3 of all developers are targeting BlackBerry as their primary platform.
The QNX and the car. The concept vehicle, the Bentley, took the stage and it is all run with QNX. Vivek video called Thorsten in the Bentley via BBM Video Chat! The first time ever a video call was ever done in a car. When the car moves, the video call turns into a voice call for safety. Updates for the car will come in to the Hub of the BlackBerry as an alert. BlackBerry 10 is completely mobile. Mobile technology plays a big part in the car industry.