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2200 University Avenue East

Waterloo, ON N2K 0A7


Phone: 519-888-7465

Fax: 519-888-6906

y custom applications to run on BlackBerry smartphones. To facilitate this, the company provides products and technologies to third party developers, wireless carriers and enterprise customers to enable them to develop, distribute and manage these applications. For application development, the company provides a suite of software development tools for BlackBerry smartphones, enabling applications to be developed using technologies, such as Java, HTML5, Javascript, Native C/C++/Qt with OpenGL ES support, Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR and BlackBerry 10 would run most Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 and JellyBean 4.2.2 applications without any code changes. The company also provides various advanced services to application developers to enable them to develop deeply integrated applications that leverage online network services. These advanced services include the BlackBerry Messenger Social Apps Platform, Push Service, Payments Service, Advertising Service, Location Service, Maps Services, Analytics Service and Scoreloop. QNX Software Development Platform 6.6 would also run most Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 and Jellybean 4.2.2 applications without any code changes. For distribution and management of enterprise applications, the company provides a suite of tools and technologies within BES 10 to enable secure and managed provisioning of applications to enterprise employees. This includes capabilities for both commercial packaged application and in-house corporate applications. For distribution of personal and consumer applications, the company provides wireless carriers with the ability to distribute select applications and rich media content to their customer base and also provides BlackBerry World as a direct storefront for BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry World is a content distribution storefront managed by the company that enables developers to reach BlackBerry subscribers worldwide. Launched on April 1, 2009, BlackBerry World is available in approximately 170 markets and supports 23 currencies and 33 languages. Approximately 6 billion applications have been downloaded on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 from the approximately 400,000 applications available on those platforms in total. BlackBerry World provides BlackBerry smartphone users with a way to discover and download/purchase applications directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. Users can purchase applications using their personal PayPal account, credit card and through carrier billing. With 76 carriers in 50 countries worldwide, users are able to purchase applications and have the charge applied directly to their wireless carrier bill. Sales and Marketing The company markets and sells its BlackBerry wireless solution primarily through global wireless communications carriers, as well as through third party distribution channels which distribute the solution to end users. In certain markets, BlackBerry 10 smartphones are also available directly from the company on The company sells QNX software and services, including development tool licenses, support and engineering services, directly to customers using its QNX-specialized sales force, as well as through embedded distribution partners throughout the world. Customers The primary direct customers for the BlackBerry wireless solution are wireless carriers and distributors. The company sells GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA/Ev-DO/Ev-DO Rev A, UMTS/HSPA, HSPA+ and iDEN devices and software to carriers, who in turn bundle devices and software with airtime and sell a complete wireless solution to end customers. The company also sells devices through indirect channels and these devices are resold by a third party with or without a service plan from the company’s carrier partners. Software is licensed directly to end customers, although it is distributed by carriers, resellers and directly through the company. The company’s BES supports multiple networks and devices, so that BlackBerry service from multiple carriers can be deployed within an enterprise using the same BES software. In addition to sales via carriers, the company offers its enterprise software and services directly and throug


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