BlackBerry opens Messenger, delivers Q5 for emerging markets

BlackBerry has surprised analysts and investors by opening its popular Messenger service to Android and iOS users. "They are losing exclusivity, but counting on the fact that the BBM experience is much better than any of the other messaging apps," said Steven Li, a Raymond James analyst. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins on Tuesday introduced the Q5, a midrange version of the new keyboard-enabled Q10, in a move aimed at buttressing the company's appeal in emerging markets. Also, BlackBerry issued new server software for enterprises that walls off employees' personal content from work-related content.

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