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VMware and Verizon tackle BYOD with dual persona phones

Thor Olavsrud | May 16, 2013
VMware has partnered with Verizon to offer dual persona smartphones for Verizon enterprise customers. It's currently available on two Android-based phones, but more Android devices and iOS support are expected soon.

From the end user perspective, Krishnamurti says, all users do is press an icon on their phone to switch from a personal device to the corporate device. "They're not even going to know that there's virtualization involved."

The dual persona capability is immediately available today on Android-based LG Intuition and Motorola RAZR M smartphones on Verizon, and Krishnamurti expects more VMware-ready smartphones to be available soon.

He wouldn't confirm that VMware is in talks with other U.S. carriers, saying only, "We understand that we need to be available of a broad set of devices across multiple carriers."


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