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RIM announced plans to expand its support for Windows Mobile-based devices with a new software application suite that will enable devices from third-party manufacturers to benefit from the popular BlackBerry software applications and services. RIM plans to begin offering the new software application suite later this year for select devices based on Windows Mobile 6. Once installed, the software will provide users with a virtual BlackBerry application experience, including support for BlackBerry email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser, instant messaging and other applications developed for the BlackBerry platform. Devices running the BlackBerry application suite will be able to connect to BlackBerry services via BlackBerry Enterprise Server as well as BlackBerry Internet Service. “Extending BlackBerry applications to a broader range of devices... (more)

New BlackBerry Bold Will Generate Record Revenues for the Company - AT&T Mobile CEO

AT&T Mobile CEO Ralph De La Vega announced on Monday morning in an exclusive CNBC interview that the much-delayed and long-awaited BlackBerry Bold will be available starting on Tuesday, November 4. De La Vega said AT&T is projecting record service revenues from the new BlackBerry around the world. He said the device is already generating record revenues in Japan and in other countries where it was introduced. He continued, “BlackBerry Bold is so powerful and fast, we are expecting it to replace PC use in many cases, and data revenues will far exceed the AT&T’s subsidy cost of ... (more)

SYS-CON Webcast - BlackBerry Technical Seminar

The BlackBerry Technical Seminar is back this fall with breakthrough new sessions you won't want to miss! Managing and extending applications to your mobile users, overcoming development hurdles; and leveraging mobile technology to create new opportunities for your business - if it's about getting the most from your BlackBerry solution, you'll find it at the BlackBerry Technical Seminar. Attend free from the comfort of your own office. Click here for the virtual tradeshow This free online event gives you the opportunity to build your BlackBerry solution administrator and develop... (more)

RIM Launches BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Users

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM) has exciting news for Mac users that want an easy and reliable solution that syncs their contacts, calendar appointments, tasks and notes with their BlackBerry smartphones. A new version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software has been developed specifically for Mac users. The new desktop software is scheduled to be available for free download from www.blackberry.com/mac on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The new BlackBerry Desktop Manager software allows Mac users to smoothly and seamlessly sync data fro... (more)

Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and Nokia – The Only Four Big Enough To Eat RIM

Eating blackberries is easy; but eating BlackBerry would be more challenging. That was the conclusion of one analyst commenting on the rumors this week that Microsoft might be thinking of buying BlackBerry-maker RIM. Barry Richards of Paradigm Capital in Toronto told The Canadian Press that, in view of RIM's colossal $50BN market cap, "We are running out of possible acquirors and we are now left with Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and maybe Nokia." RIM reported first-quarter revenue in June of more than $1BN for the first time ever, while net profits jumped 73% to $232.2M, making the Canadi... (more)