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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)

BlackBerry to Include Lotus IM and Web Conferencing

Research In Motion plans to integrate IBM's Lotus Instant Messaging and Web conferencing software into its BlackBerry wireless devices later this year.  BlackBerry owners will be able to reach their existing corporate IM contacts, and also implement server-based message tracking to help their companies avoid potential problems with Sarbanes-Oxley and other transparency guidelines. "Enterprise instant messaging is an important application for our customers, and wireless instant messaging will be a very complementary addition to the existing suite of productivity applications ava... (more)

Socket Communications Delivers Bar Code Scanning Solution for BlackBerry

Socket Communications announced it has enhanced its data collection product offering by enabling Research in Motion¹s (RIM) BlackBerry 7290 and 7100 series devices to support Socket's bar code scanning solutions. The Socket Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 connects to BlackBerry devices using Bluetooth wireless technology, enabling users to scan bar code data directly into any application on the device as virtual keystrokes. "Improving worker productivity and data accuracy in applications such as field force automation, inventory management and asset tracking is critical to o... (more)

Funambol Open Source Enables BlackBerry

Funambol introduced a new version of its open source BlackBerry push email and personal information management (PIM) sync software. Funambol's BlackBerry software consists of two components. The push email component enables BlackBerries to work with consumer email services such as Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Hotmail and Gmail, as well as any POP or IMAP server. The PIM sync component enables BlackBerry users to wirelessly sync PIM data with a Funambol server, which in turn can sync with a wide range of backend email and PIM systems as well as email clients such as Outlook. The free ope... (more)

New BlackBerry Bold Will Generate Record Revenues for the Company - AT&T Mobile CEO

AT&T Mobile CEO Ralph De La Vega announced on Monday morning in an exclusive CNBC interview that the much-delayed and long-awaited BlackBerry Bold will be available starting on Tuesday, November 4. De La Vega said AT&T is projecting record service revenues from the new BlackBerry around the world. He said the device is already generating record revenues in Japan and in other countries where it was introduced. He continued, “BlackBerry Bold is so powerful and fast, we are expecting it to replace PC use in many cases, and data revenues will far exceed the AT&T’s subsidy cost of ... (more)