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Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., a provider in the delivery and settlement of messaging interoperability as well as the management and distribution of mobile content, has launched the AvantGo client for BlackBerry smart phones, from Research In Motion (RIM). BlackBerry users can now access updated, customized content from thousands of mobile Web sites anytime and anywhere – in either an online or offline mode – in a format that is optimized for BlackBerry smart phones. AvantGo for BlackBerry caches content locally, providing enhanced navigation, faster browsing, and dual online and offline availability. In addition, AvantGo utilizes its patented advanced sync technology, which automatically updates pages on the device giving the user access to the latest news and information around the clock. AvantGo provides media content partners and advertise... (more)

BlackBerry Meets Advanced Wireless Security Standards for Government and Corporate Customers

(September 11, 2003) - Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the availability of its S/MIME Support Package v1.5 for BlackBerry. This software add-on product provides S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) support for Java-based BlackBerry handhelds and is now commercially available to all government and corporate customers. "S/MIME support is an important purchasing requirement for many of our customers including the U.S. Department of Defense," said Don Morrison, chief operating officer at Research In Motion. "With the availability of S/MIME support for Java-bas... (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)

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)