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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)

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)

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)

IBM Lotus Instant Messaging Available for BlackBerry

(July 31, 2003) - Research In Motion (RIM) has announced support for the IBM Lotus® Instant Messaging (IM) Everyplace 3 application on RIM's Java-based BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™. RIM and IBM have collaborated over the past several months to test and optimize performance of Lotus Instant Messaging Everyplace on the BlackBerry wireless platform. Key IM features are now available wirelessly to BlackBerry enterprise customers, including presence awareness, chat (one-to-one and one-to-many), instant messaging between both desktop and other mobile users, IM contact list access, IM... (more)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adds Support For IBM Lotus Domino 7.0

Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 will support IBM Lotus Domino 7.0. RIM continues to advance the BlackBerry wireless platform for enterprise and government customers with tightly integrated support for IBM's latest Lotus Domino products. "We have been testing BlackBerry Enterprise Server with beta versions of Domino 7.0 and look forward to supporting the upcoming release," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. "BlackBerry is the most broadly supported wireless enterprise platform in the world and ... (more)