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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)