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Technicopia, LLC has debuted gwabbit for BlackBerry, an automatic Email Contact Manager (ECM) for any hand-held device. gwabbit for BlackBerry automatically searches and identifies signatures embedded in emails on your mobile phone and adds or updates that information to your Blackberry address book, in a single click. For those users syncing their contacts to Outlook, gwabbit's automated capture keeps contacts updated globally. A simple mobile download, gwabbit for Blackberry will be available at the end of May for an annual subscription of $9.95. Whether you are a sales person, real estate agent, lawyer, addicted networker, or tech savvy traveler, gwabbit brings together simple, automated contact management at a price point that won't hurt your wallet. "The key to gwabbit's success is in its simplicity. It just works and works well," said Carla Thompson, Senior A... (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)

New Java Development Environment for BlackBerry Launched

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 v4.0. 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)

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)

"Presence Technology" Comes to the BlackBerry

"Mobile devices are a critical part of daily communications in the enterprise, and BlackBerry is a popular choice with many busy professionals," said Orative CEO Paul Fulton (pictured) as his company today announced the availability of Orative Client Software for BlackBerry. Orative software uses so-called "presence technology" to allow a person to set their availability status on a mobile device as well as to see the availability status of other Orative software users. This gives mobile employees the ability to reach co-workers more efficiently so that they can ask for help, mak... (more)