VMWare is working on offering the service through operators so that it can support the variety of approaches that the operators might want, he said.
VMWare imagines that the mobile virtualization application on the phone will be free but that enterprises will pay per user for the management software.
The company hopes to start field trials in the middle of the year but couldn't predict when the commercial product might become available.
For now, VMWare is only working on an Android offering, since that is an operating system that many companies would like to let workers use but is too insecure for many. "The goal is to get the solution out and see the customer demand and go from there," Herrod said.
VMWare first started talking about its mobile virtualization platform in December but is now demonstrating it on the LG Optimus Black.
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