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Sybase iAnywhere has unveiled the next generation of the AvantGo mobile Internet service, featuring a fully enhanced wireless experience that enables users to have always available access to their favorite Web content, automatically synchronized to their mobile device.  The beta software for BlackBerry handsets, from Research In Motion (RIM), is available for download, giving users the opportunity to take the new service for a test-drive. The new beta software gives BlackBerry users the ability to quickly view thousands of mobile channels while on the go, all optimized for their mobile device.  Hundreds of media companies use AvantGo to deliver up-to-date politics, news, weather, sports, travel and entertainment to users all over the globe. ... (more)

SQL Anywhere for the BlackBerry Platform On Its Way

'We're pleased by Sybase iAnywhere's commitment to the BlackBerry development community and look forward to the coming launch of SQL Anywhere 11,' said Jeff McDowell, VP of Global Alliances at Research In Motion, as Sybase iAnywhere announced it will shortly preview SQL Anywhere for the BlackBerry platform from RIM. “SQL Anywhere for BlackBerry sets new standards for data reliability and performance of mobile line of business applications,” says Chris Kleisath, Senior Director of Engineering at Sybase iAnywhere. “Developers and enterprises alike can unwire their e... (more)

Maximizer Software Partners with McObject to Improve Mobile CRM on BlackBerry Devices

Maximizer Software announced its partnership with McObject to enhance mobile productivity on Maximizer’s mobile CRM offering for BlackBerry smartphone devices. “Accessing up-to-date information on customers is critical to sales executives and other professionals in the field. Increasingly, they require this capability from their BlackBerry smartphones rather than laptops,” said Will Anderson, executive vice president of technology, Maximizer Software. “Maximizer Software is pleased to partner with McObject to improve mobile professionals’ ability to... (more)

Abaco Extends Enterprise Mobile Capability on BlackBerry Handhelds

(August 16, 2002) - Abaco, Inc. has announced the success of its initiative to enable enterprise application functionality from J2METM-based BlackBerryTM handhelds from Research In Motion (RIM). Abaco's Atoma mobile enterprise framework now helps extend the functionality of the BlackBerry solution by enabling mobile professionals to access important corporate applications and data. Using its patent pending technologies for transaction-based synchronization, mobile application development, sophisticated device and peripheral support, and robust SAP connectivity including support f... (more)

The BlackBerry Heads East

(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)