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Citrix Receiver for Apple iPad is ready; tech preview for the Blackberry one!!

January 31, 2010

Few hours later Steve Jobs has revealed to the world the last device from Apple, Mark Templeton (Citrix CEO) said that Citrix already has a Receiver for it. But there are important news also for Blackberry users…
As we can read from the Citrix Community thanks to Chris Fleck, “The iPad looks to be an ideal end point device that can empower users to be productive were ever they are and IT will be able to safely deliver company hosted virtual desktops and apps without worry“.
If your company has XenDesktop or XenApp you will be happy to know you will be able to use your iPad for real work as well. It turns out the 9.7 inch display on the iPad with a 1024×768 screen resolution works great for a full VDI XenDesktop. Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data center, and even multiple applications at once. The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad, however the iPhone restrictions of screen size and small keyboards are overcome with the iPad.
It seems like that it could be the device Citrix is waiting for as the ideal endpoint device for all its product, especially for XenDesktop.

But now, after the Receiver for iPhone, the one for Android and many others,  a great number of IT users that are using a Blackberry device were unable to access their Citrix applications.
Some years ago Idokorro released an ICA client for Blackberry, never supported by Citrix and this project was abandoned. Now the Fort Lauderdale software house is launching a tech-preview version of its Receiver for Blackberry. You can pre-register here in order to try this client and give your feedback to the development team.

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