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By 2011 over 16% of worldwide active e-mail mailboxes will be accessed with a wireless push e-mail solution. That, according to a recent report by The Radicati Group on the future of the technology made famous by Blackberry. Right now, mind you, the percentage of worldwide active e-mail mailboxes accessed by wireless push e-mail is just 1%. The study finds that wireless e-mail is becoming increasingly popular, due to the fact that a large number of the global workforce is becoming increasingly more mobile. The technology allows users to instantly view and respond to e-mail as soon as it arrives, which results in gains in productivity, and cuts response times for decision makers. It looks at the market as comprised of three key segments: Wireless E-mail Solutions, Wireless OS Platforms, and Wireless E-mail Devices. It provides market size, vendor installed base and rev... (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)

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)

Instant Messaging Goes Wireless As Yahoo! Messenger and RIM BlackBerry Team Up Worldwide

"We are excited to extend the Yahoo! experience to millions of BlackBerry users around the world," said Doug Garland, senior vice president, Yahoo! Mobile, as Yahoo! Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced a new relationship to provide Yahoo! Messenger service to BlackBerry users around the world. This new relationship, the companies said in a statement, "combines two respected leaders and brands to deliver an enhanced mobile communications solution." Through this relationship, Yahoo! and RIM plan to pre-install full-color, graphical Yahoo! Messenger clients on BlackBe... (more)

Orative Adds Presence Technology to BlackBerry

Mobile phone software solutions provider Orative has announced the availability of the Orative Client Software for BlackBerry. Orative software uses 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. Orative has joined the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Programme to extend its collaborative applications for enterprises to the community of BlackBerry users. Orative Enterprise Software is a client-server solution pur... (more)