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(April 16, 2003) - System administrators and other IT staff can now securely access their servers and networks from RIM's Java-based BlackBerry handhelds, using NeedTEXT Shell software from Epoch Integration Inc. NeedTEXT Shell software operating on the BlackBerry wireless platform provides a behind-the-firewall solution that enables the handheld to securely access a command-line interface, allowing IT users to manage servers, routers, and other network equipment. Administrators can use all of their standard command-line tools such as telnet, SSH, and FTP, to detect, diagnose, and fix problems from anywhere within wireless network coverage. As a result, IT staff have the ability to significantly reduce system downtime by reacting to problems quickly, even if they are away from the office. With the J2ME release, NeedTEXT Shell now serves a global market by supporting ... (more)

BEA and Research In Motion Bring Web Services to BlackBerry Users

(May 2, 2002) - BEA Systems, Inc. and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) have forged a strategic relationship to deliver a framework that eases the development and delivery of mobile enterprise Web services applications for the thousands of organizations using BlackBerryTM. BEA and RIM plan to jointly deliver a simple and flexible framework for developing and deploying mobile Web services on the BEA WebLogic Enterprise PlatformTM. The goal is to bring BEA's integrated development framework, BEA WebLogic WorkshopTM, and the unique characteristics of BlackBerry together in a single ... (more)

RIM's Lawyer: NTP Patent Covers "Old Technology," But Not BlackBerry

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 a BlackBerry. 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)

Instant Messaging Goes Wireless As Yahoo! Messenger and RIM BlackBerry Team Up Worldwide

"We are excited to extend the Yahoo! experience to millions of BlackBerry users around the world," said Doug Garland, senior vice president, Yahoo! Mobile, as Yahoo! Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced a new relationship to provide Yahoo! Messenger service to BlackBerry users around the world. This new relationship, the companies said in a statement, "combines two respected leaders and brands to deliver an enhanced mobile communications solution." Through this relationship, Yahoo! and RIM plan to pre-install full-color, graphical Yahoo! Messenger clients on BlackBe... (more)

Orbis Completes Law Enforcement BlackBerry PDA Solution That Runs on J2ME

Orbis Integrated Solutions, a business consulting and technology integration firm which focuses on Investigative Solutions and Data Management Solutions, has announced the successful completion of the RIM Blackberry 7520 wireless investigative solution. The wireless application also obtained approval from the Sprint / Nextel validation and verification process, and released on the Nextel National Network. The wireless investigative solution provides a secure, transportable and cost-effective means for law enforcement agents to carry out investigative duties from the RIM Blackberr... (more)