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"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, make decisions and move business forward. Orative also announced today that it has joined the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program to extend its collaborative applications for enterprises to the growing community of BlackBerry users. "With Orative software," Fulton continued, "BlackBerry users can now... (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 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)

Keynote Systems to Offer BlackBerry Network Support

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN), announced an endeavor with Zenprise, the leader in BlackBerry troubleshooting software. The joint offering aims to proactively detect carrier, device, or infrastructure problems that can adversely impact an end user's experience. Keynote will initially deploy its mobile quality monitoring agents in New York to examine the carrier availability & performance of BlackBerry devices running across the Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T carrier networks. Zenprise customers will receive automated notifications when carrier outages or performance degradatio... (more)

RIM Announces BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse

RIM announced a BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) plug-in for Eclipse - a new development tool that enables Eclipse developers to create and test wireless applications for the BlackBerry platform from within the familiar Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse will enable Eclipse developers to create powerful mobile applications for the large and growing base of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world while maintaining a familiar Eclipse development environment. It will also allow Eclipse developers to leverage the... (more)