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(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 for BAPI, IDOC, and RFC interfaces, Atoma now supports J2ME-based applications utilizing RIM's recently announced Mobile Data Service feature for BlackBerry Enterprise Server. In keeping with Abaco's track record of technological innovation, experience, and leadership in the enterprise mobile... (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)

AT&T Wireless Offers New Color-Screen BlackBerry Handheld

(August 13, 2003) - Expanding its portfolio of BlackBerry® handhelds, AT&T Wireless is now offering customers the BlackBerry 7210 Wireless Handheld™ - a new color-screen handheld with international roaming capabilities. The new handheld developed by Research In Motion (RIM) runs on AT&T Wireless' Next Generation GSM™/GPRS network, providing wireless phone, text messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, and organizer access in dozens of countries across the globe. The BlackBerry 7210 Wireless Handheld provides customers with wireless access to their personal and corporate email, including ... (more)

BlackBerry Meets Advanced Wireless Security Standards for Government and Corporate Customers

(September 11, 2003) - Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the availability of its S/MIME Support Package v1.5 for BlackBerry. This software add-on product provides S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) support for Java-based BlackBerry handhelds and is now commercially available to all government and corporate customers. "S/MIME support is an important purchasing requirement for many of our customers including the U.S. Department of Defense," said Don Morrison, chief operating officer at Research In Motion. "With the availability of S/MIME support for Java-bas... (more)

RIM Wins "Unfettered Right" To Continue the BlackBerry Success Story, Pays NTP $450M

RIM and its customers yesterday won the "unfettered right" to continue in the BlackBerry-related wireless business when RIM and NTP, Inc. signed a binding term sheet that resolves all current litigation between them. RIM agreed to pay to NTP US$450 million in final and full settlement of all claims to date against RIM, as well as for a perpetual, fully-paid up license going forward. As part of the resolution, said RIM in a statement, "NTP will grant RIM and its customers an unfettered right to continue its BlackBerry-related wireless business without further interference from NTP o... (more)