BlackBerry Experience Forum Comes to London Today on a Wave of BlackBerry 10 Support from UK Enterprises

More than 100 UK enterprises currently trialling BlackBerry 10 Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust to roll out 1,800 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) -  BlackBerry® (BBRY)(BB.TO) is hosting the BlackBerry® Experience Forum for the enterprise community in London today.

More than 1,000 UK enterprise customers and developers have registered to attend the full day event (at the ExCel London), which is focused on showcasing the business benefits of the BlackBerry® 10 platform with the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. Attendees will learn how BlackBerry''s completely re-invented suite of products, solutions and services work seamlessly together to enable enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy, manage, and secure BYOD and corporate mobile devices.

The fully booked event will feature customer presentations from large organisations such as Aviva, and keynote participation from public sector BlackBerry customer Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), which today announces that it will deploy 1,800 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones across the organisation.

Stephen Asante-Boakye, Head of Technical Services, BSMHFT, said: "BlackBerry has been our mobile enterprise solution of choice for a number of years and we''re committed to a full-scale BlackBerry 10 deployment. During April and May, we will roll out 700 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones running on the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, with an additional 1,100 devices set to roll out throughout the remainder of 2013. The combination of BlackBerry''s tried and trusted security and manageability with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone gives us confidence that we can continue to deliver a best-in class mobile enterprise experience, which ultimately enables the delivery of a better service to our patients."

More than 100 UK public and private sector organisations are currently trialling BlackBerry 10. These include BT, Centrica, Aviva, The Co-Operative Group and University Hospital Birmingham.

"BlackBerry is the tried and trusted mobile enterprise solution for public and private sector organisations," said Rob Orr, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, BlackBerry. "For more than a decade, our unrivalled expertise in delivering best-in-class solutions has made BlackBerry the gold standard in enterprise mobility management, which is again reflected in the phenomenal response that we''ve seen to date with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Today, we''ll show attendees how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is the best solution for providing maximum usability and functionality for the end-user, without compromising on the security and manageability that enterprises need and so strongly associate with BlackBerry."

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