While BlackBerry has eyes for its future in Android, it’s not going to be leaving behind its own platform as we had first been led to believe. In fact, CEO John Chen took to the INSIDE BlackBerry blog to let the public know that software development will go on for BlackBerry 10. Just like he said when the Priv was the hot thing around.
The coming version 10.3.3 will be certified for NIAP compliance, meaning it will have passed the strictest government-grade security tests, enabling us to further support our government and regulated customers who use BlackBerry 10 devices and demand the highest levels of security. We are also planning a version 10.3.4 for later this year with even more security improvements.
Because of course Android is nowhere as nearly developed for security than BlackBerry. And enterprise customers who want productivity solutions done through such a secure medium will need BlackBerry’s support moving forward.
In the meantime, though, for us hardware buffs, Vienna.