A variety of smartphones with dual identities for corporate and personal data are slated for unveiling in 2013. Some make use of hypervisors which can either run in hardware or as a guest OS to provide a dual persona for personal and corporate data. Holleran, Gold, and Redman agreed that BlackBerry Balance is not a hypervisor, but instead is a highly secure capability built into the root of the BlackBerry 10 OS. "It is not an OS inside of an OS," Holleran said.
Redman described Balance as "application specific" software that's similar to AT&T's Toggle product for Android or Enterproid's Divide software.
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