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)
(March 26, 2002) - The wisdom of developing handheld devices based on truly
global standards like Java - and GPRS - is being demonstrated dramatically in
the case of Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion, known simply as "RIM"
to anyone who already loves the company's BlackBerry wireless e-mail device.
In an announcement timed to please Sun Microsystems as much as Hong
Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications, the world has learned this week (the
week of JavaOne in San Francisco) that Hutchison Telecom is to be the first
mobile operator anywhere in Asia to offer the BlackBerry ... (more)
(December 18, 2003) - PalmSource, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) have
formalized their development relationship and have begun efforts to jointly
develop a software client that enables BlackBerry connectivity to Palm OS.
Following the recent announcement of the Palm Powered Mobile World program,
the PalmSource and RIM agreement initiates the technology development phase
of the relationship. RIM and PalmSource anticipate negotiating a technology
distribution agreement for the BlackBerry connectivity solution on Palm OS at
a later date.
The goal is to create a BlackBerry connecti... (more)
RIM's lawyer Henry Bunsow is adamant: the five patents registered by Thomas
Campana - an electrical engineer who developed the technology in the mid-80s
for private U.S. firm Telefind Corp - and administered by the holding company
NTP, Inc., cover a device that was "old technology" - i.e., much more like a
pager that receives e-mail than a dedicated wireless e-mail device such as
Bunsow made this assertion yesterday to a federal appeals court panel. The
three-judge U.S. Circuit Court has to decide whether or not to uphold the
$53.7 million in costs and damages award... (more)
Research In Motion (RIM) took another step today in the company's strategy of
providing an open, secure, and global platform for push-based wireless
connectivity, by releasing a new Java Development Environment for BlackBerry
The new release, says RIM, gives developers more flexibility and support when
developing BlackBerry applications. The J2ME supported development
environment (DE) has gained a new Application Programming Interface (API),
code samples, new Java Specification Request implementations, and improved
Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
The new BlackBer... (more)