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2200 University Avenue East

Waterloo, ON N2K 0A7

Canada

Phone: 519-888-7465

Fax: 519-888-6906

and BlackBerry 10, iOS, Android OS and Windows. The company offers various new customization features for BBM for Android, iOS and BlackBerry10, including custom BBM PINs, support for Android Wear and Password Protection for iOS users. Sales, Marketing, Distribution and Customers The company markets and sells its BlackBerry smartphone products to both enterprise and consumer end users primarily through global wireless communications carriers, as well as through third party distribution channels. The company has a sales and marketing team that supports its partners through training, technical account management and field marketing initiatives. In certain markets, BlackBerry 10 and Android smartphones are also available directly from the company through direct sales, including on ShopBlackBerry.com and through third party online retailers. The company licenses cross-platform (Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry 10) enterprise mobile software and services, including Good Secure EMM Suites, BES12, Good Work, WatchDox, AtHoc and complementary third-party applications via its direct sales force and value added resellers. The company also licenses cross-platform enterprise mobile software and services via global wireless communications carriers and other distribution partners throughout the world. The company licenses QNX, Certicom and Paratek technology and provides professional engineering services to OEM customers in the automotive, mobile and other embedded software markets via a direct sales force and indirectly through channel partnerships. The licenses are monetized as royalties on units shipped and through project development, tools and maintenance fees. The company maintains a geographically-dispersed salesforce that is organized regionally and by channel. Product Design, Engineering and Research and Development The company develops software and services to support BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry 10 operating system and Android operating system enhancements, such as advanced privacy controls, verified boot and secure bootchain, and Android kernel hardening. Additionally, QNX has developed an embedded computing platform utilizing its unique micro-kernel operating system, multimedia and infotainment platform-specific middleware, as well as acoustic processing products. This QNX Neutrino operating system is the basis for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and supports the integration of all hardware components and security features. Third Party Software Developers The company provides a standards-based development platform, which allows third party commercial and enterprise software developers to build and deploy custom applications to run on BlackBerry smartphones. To facilitate this, the company provides various f 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, and Native C/C++/Qt with OpenGL ES support. BlackBerry 10 would run most Android JellyBean 4.3 applications without any code changes. BlackBerry 10.3 preloads the Amazon Appstore with access to approximately 200,000 apps. Developers are encouraged to distribute their business and productivity apps through BlackBerry World and consumer apps through Amazon Appstore. However, developers have the choice of which store they use to distribute their applications. QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment 2.1, based on the QNX 6.6 Software Development Platform, has the ability to run most Android 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 BES12 and the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform to enable secure and managed provisioning of applications to enterprise employees. This includes capabilities for both commercial packaged applications and in-house corporate applications. The

 

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