BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained how rival companies can compete and not be enemies. In an interview with CNN, Chen says if asked BlackBerry would work with Apple on security. When the interviewer asks if Apple has talked to BlackBerry, Chen refused to confirm any talks. He did say BlackBerry talks to large companies all the time and they are willing to work with everyone.
BlackBerry, like Microsoft, has to be open to working with Apple and Google because BlackBerry has lost so much market share. BlackBerry needs all the revenue they can generate no matter where it comes from. The old OS and platform wars of the past are gone for BlackBerry and survival dictates they remain open.
BlackBerry security was always rated quite high until the company started giving into the demands of foreign governments. BlackBerry agreed to allow foreign governments to have access to BlackBerry servers. What does that mean for security? I thought it was impossible to eavesdrop on BlackBerry messages. Apparently not.