Do you need BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 to support BB10?

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jimlynch
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See this article:

Clearing up the confusion: BES and BlackBerry 10
http://crackberry.com/clearing-confusion-bes-and-blackberry-10

"These are the key points regarding the roll out of BlackBerry 10 devices in enterprise:

For enterprise mobile device management, BlackBerry 10 devices will require the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 (BES 10).
BES 10 is not backwards compatible with existing BlackBerry phones, so companies transitioning to BlackBerry 10 will have to run legacy BES 5 and BES 10 servers in parallel during the changeover.
To simplify this setup for administrators, BES 10 will feature a unified console that can manage existing BES 5 servers.
BES 5 is a mature product - while new feature development will cease beyond version 5.04, support for BES 5 in enterprise will continue for years to come.
BES 10, which is an extension of RIM's existing Mobile Fusion solution, can also manage Android and iOS devices allowing administrators to manage all of an enterprise's mobile devices within one dashboard.
For individuals and "bring your own device" users, Blackberry 10 can sync directly using ActiveSync (Exchange, Gmail), for email, calendar, and contacts, without the need for BES 10. "

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