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Communications Inc. has named the mPOD by MedicTouch the winner of the BlackBerry 6510 Extensibility Challenge, a J2ME Platform developer contest. The contest was open to independent software vendors and developers who build and support applications that leverage the Mobile Data Service (MDS) feature of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and run on Nextel's voice and data iDen network. MedicTouch (North Miami Beach, FL) took first place for its Mobile Pulse Oximeter Device (mPOD) that provides remote blood oxygen content and pulse readings on the BlackBerry 6510. Factors such as an aging population and an increased incidence of heart disease are thrusting remote monitoring services such as mPOD to the forefront of a healthcare market that is focused on reducing costs and providing better care without significantly impacting the daily routines of physicians or patients... (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)

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)

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)

"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)