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Meanwhile, BlackBerry 10 will also deliver a number of enterprise-specific features, such as BlackBerry Balance, a solution that lets users host their personal data separately from their corporate data on a single BlackBerry device. Each mode -- personal and corporate -- can host its own apps, data and files independently from the other.
"You can, then, have two instances of Twitter -- a personal one and a work one," RIM's Bharwaj explained. "So you can stay logged in on your work one with your work account, logged in on your personal one with your personal account, and you never have to worry about the accidental tweet on a Saturday night from your work account."
BlackBerry Balance was created largely in response to the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend; it lets administrators fully monitor and secure a user's corporate data, without the users themselves fearing their privacy has been compromised. What's more, if a BlackBerry 10 device is lost, IT can remotely wipe the corporate data while leaving a user's personal information intact.
Bharwaj declined to comment on the location or timing of the Jan. 30 BlackBerry 10 launch. But, he did emphasize that RIM is ready to show off the new software to the world, especially after providing so many glimpses of it over the past few months.
"We kind of now are just at that last hurdle," Bharwaj said. "It's not often that you get to build a new platform, reveal it progressively to the world and actually show them what you're building and actually build a quality experience. Especially with the pace of our industry, it's very difficult to do that."