In a recent interview with CrackBerry.com, BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen said that Windows Phone support is coming to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). No ETA was given, but we tend to think it will be rolled out later this year, allowing a growing army of Windows Phone users to stay connected with their colleagues relying on BES for messaging, contact and calendar sharing.
Here’s a snippet of that interview:
I could put a sales team on Wall Street. I know how to do this up and down Wall Street … we will go in and tell them why BES is the best thing for them, and go through the road map, the offerings, and all that good stuff. We’re going to protect their investment in iPhone, and Android, and everywhere else, even with Windows Phones.
For those of you who don’t know, BES is an industry leading messaging service that also supports calendars and contacts. Similar to Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry’s solution has been the backbone of BlackBerry’s success in the past, and is still being used by many enterprises and governments all around the world. The Canadian company has consequently expanded support to iOS and Android devices, with Windows Phone coming as a next logical step forward to reach even more users. We’ll see how that goes…