BlackBerry Inc. said Wednesday from the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas that it launched an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, and that it will make its BBM service available on smartwatches. The IoT platform, which the company announced in May, will initially target the car and asset-tracking industries and “will also be extended into the smart energy sector and the health-care field,” BlackBerry said in a press release. The company also said that its BBM messaging service will be made available on “a wide range” of smartwatches running Google Inc.’s Android Wear operating system early this year. Users will be able to receive alerts and preview, read and respond to BBM messages on their smartwatches, BlackBerry said in a separate release. The company said in another press release it would launch a new generation of its NantHealth HBox, “a portable medical device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital.” BlackBerry has been collaborating with NantWorks subsidiary NantHealth LLC, a health-care IT company, on offerings for health-care professionals.