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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)

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)

Big Step in BlackBerry for Palm OS

(December 18, 2003) - PalmSource, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) have formalized their development relationship and have begun efforts to jointly develop a software client that enables BlackBerry connectivity to Palm OS. Following the recent announcement of the Palm Powered Mobile World program, the PalmSource and RIM agreement initiates the technology development phase of the relationship. RIM and PalmSource anticipate negotiating a technology distribution agreement for the BlackBerry connectivity solution on Palm OS at a later date. The goal is to create a BlackBerry connecti... (more)

RIM's Lawyer: NTP Patent Covers "Old Technology," But Not BlackBerry

RIM's lawyer Henry Bunsow is adamant: the five patents registered by Thomas Campana - an electrical engineer who developed the technology in the mid-80s for private U.S. firm Telefind Corp - and administered by the holding company NTP, Inc., cover a device that was "old technology" - i.e., much more like a pager that receives e-mail than a dedicated wireless e-mail device such as a BlackBerry. Bunsow made this assertion yesterday to a federal appeals court panel. The three-judge U.S. Circuit Court has to decide whether or not to uphold the $53.7 million in costs and damages award... (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)