Law Firm Clifford Chance Will Issue 1,600 BlackBerry 10 Devices In The UK This Summer

Q10, Z10

International law firm Clifford Chance will issue 1,600 BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones to employees beginning in the UK this summer. In addition, Clifford Chance will also be deploying BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to manage its mobile devices.

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London, UK and Waterloo, ON – International law firm Clifford Chance and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that Clifford Chance will roll out 1,600 BlackBerry® 10 smartphones with  BlackBerry’s recently launched Enterprise Mobility Management solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. Clifford Chance is a long-standing BlackBerry customer, with BlackBerry smartphones at the core of the law firm’s enterprise mobility strategy for over 10 years. The firm’s new investment in BlackBerry 10 will see 1,600 employees, initially in the UK, being issued with BlackBerry® Z10 (all touch) and BlackBerry® Q10 (touch with physical keyboard.) smartphones, beginning early this summer.

Paul Greenwood, CIO at Clifford Chance said, “BlackBerry Enterprise Service offers us a strong combination of flexibility, functionality and security. Combined with the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones, it helps our people to be more productive and to deliver excellence in client service.”

“BlackBerry 10 is a robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It is designed to learn and adapt to the way you work, which is a distinguishing benefit that resonates strongly with customers. We are proud that Clifford Chance has selected BlackBerry 10 as the foundation of its mobile computing strategy,” said Rob Orr, UK Managing Director at BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 provides device management, security and app management, and includes support for BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, a key feature for Clifford Chance. BlackBerry Balance provides an effective and user friendly way to manage professional from personal data. Personal content and work apps and information are kept separate, and the user can instantly switch from their Personal space to their Work space with a simple swipe. The Work space is fully encrypted, managed and secured, while at the same time letting users get the most out of their smartphone for personal use.