RIM aims to separate corporate and personal use in same device

RIM is working on software that will enable people to keep their work and personal data separate on one device.

In a bid to keep its foot on top of the corporate market and fight off the competition from Apple and Google, RIM boffins are working on the software that will, in theory, give users two phones in one.

The move from the company, which is having a hard time over in India and elsewhere, comes as a result of businesses allowing their work force to use their own smartphones at work. This means
IT departments have to manage confidential information on the iPhone and devices running on Google’s Android operating system.

However, according to Reuters, these devices are not equipped with the security and system features that the BlackBerry is most popular for.

BlackBerry Balance, the name the new technology goes under, will allow corporate IT departments to have some control over work emails sent via a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or BES, while keeping the web browser and an employee’s social networking and photographs separate.

The software, which will also be available on the upcoming PlayBook tablet, will be able for use in the next two months