RIM Pete Devenyi, Vice president made a hint that it’s planning to extend its Server support for non-BlackBerry devices. Means that not only to other devices but also devices which don’t use BlackBerry Services. VP Pete Devenyi told AllThingsD that RIM had wondered whether there is “the possibility that RIM might extend capabilities to make it easier for those corporations to manage those devices” as an extension of BlackBerry Connect. The new approach could let the single platform manage a competing platform even if it didn’t use any BlackBerry-related features.
“BlackBerry is and will continue to be dominant in most corporations. It’s not going to be the only device, given the fact that consumers have the choice to bring in their own devices, and IT departments are often letting them in. So there’s a question there. Do those corporations have to manage those devices differently or is there the possibility that RIM might extend capabilities to make it easier for those corporations to manage those devices as well” Pete Devenyi, Vice President, RIM
“It is not something that we would say is never going to happen. If enough of our customers really want us to do it, we know that BlackBerry management is far and away the best management console in the world, and if the right thing to do is to extend a subset of those capabilities to be able to manage other devices, it’s worthy of a conversation.”
This is not certain that the RIM has well-decided plan to do this now even though VP hinted.