After learning of Australia’s preference for BlackBerry as their MDM solution, BlackBerry has let us know they are also making waves in the Latin American markets as well with BES. Itaú Unibanco, a huge global Latin American bank based out of Brazil, has upgraded its smartphones and management solution to BlackBerry 10.

“Enterprise mobility is a key technology for us. That is why we selected BlackBerry, which offers the best options for our employees by helping them increase responsiveness, while it maintains security and flexibility for our IT group,” said Luis Antonio Rodrigues, Executive Director of Itaú Unibanco.

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Naturally, this is a perfect fit. Itau Unibanco will be deploying 1,000 BlackBerry Q5 smartphones with 10.2.1, and BES 10 this year. Check out the press release below for full details.

Itaú Unibanco upgrades its smartphones and Management Solution to BlackBerry 10

Mar 12, 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX), a world leader in mobile communications, and Itaú Unibanco, the largest private bank in Latin America, today announced that Itaú Unibanco is upgrading its base of more than 7,000 BlackBerry® smartphones to BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The bank is initially deploying 1,000 BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones, and will be taking its base to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 for enterprise mobility management (EMM), in order to manage and its smartphone environment and protect corporate data.

Itaú Unibanco is renowned in the market for its operational excellence and for its high level of commitment to information security. The need for a solution that meets the strict security requirements of the financial sector and allows for a high-level IT control without impacting on end users’ experience was what led Itaú Unibanco to BlackBerry.

“Enterprise mobility is a key technology for us. That is why we selected BlackBerry, which offers the best options for our employees by helping them increase responsiveness, while it maintains security and flexibility for our IT group,” said Luis Antonio Rodrigues, Executive Director of Itaú Unibanco.

“Itaú Unibanco was one of the first customers to use the BlackBerry solution in Latin America. We have a long-standing partnership that is based on trust. We are honored to support Itaú Unibanco, which selected BlackBerry for its secure corporate mobility solution,” said Wes Nicol, Managing Director of BlackBerry for Latin America.

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