2013 predictions: BlackBerry UK and Ireland MD Rob Orr


Orr admits this year is possibly the most important year in BlackBerry’s history and says 4G will give mobile users more control, forcing the user experience to be more personalised  

The mobile industry is set for another highly competitive and dynamic year in 2013 as technological developments continue to progress at  a rapid pace. For us at BlackBerry, 2013 is one of – if not the most – significant years in our history, with the launch of our brand-new BlackBerry 10 platform.

4G will be a key development for the mobile industry as it is rolled out across the UK. The next-generation network will deliver essential infrastructure that will enable consumers to continue to enjoy the growing opportunities and possibilities presented by the mobile ecosystem. Enhanced connectivity and data will give more control to mobile users, placing greater demand for the user experience to be more personalised and automated.

2013 will bring more concepts in the field of embedded technologies to fruition. For mobile to stake its claim at the core of these innovations, mobile computing platforms need to be more robust and scalable.