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(April 16, 2003) - System administrators and other IT staff can now securely access their servers and networks from RIM's Java-based BlackBerry handhelds, using NeedTEXT Shell software from Epoch Integration Inc. NeedTEXT Shell software operating on the BlackBerry wireless platform provides a behind-the-firewall solution that enables the handheld to securely access a command-line interface, allowing IT users to manage servers, routers, and other network equipment. Administrators can use all of their standard command-line tools such as telnet, SSH, and FTP, to detect, diagnose, and fix problems from anywhere within wireless network coverage. As a result, IT staff have the ability to significantly reduce system downtime by reacting to problems quickly, even if they are away from the office. With the J2ME release, NeedTEXT Shell now serves a global market by supporting ... (more)

The BlackBerry Heads East

(March 26, 2002) - The wisdom of developing handheld devices based on truly global standards like Java - and GPRS - is being demonstrated dramatically in the case of Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion, known simply as "RIM" to anyone who already loves the company's BlackBerry wireless e-mail device. In an announcement timed to please Sun Microsystems as much as Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications, the world has learned this week (the week of JavaOne in San Francisco) that Hutchison Telecom is to be the first mobile operator anywhere in Asia to offer the BlackBerry ... (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)

TCS Launches Java Application For BlackBerry

TeleCommunication Systems announced the availability of Rand McNally Traffic, a downloadable Java application for BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion (RIM) Rand McNally Traffic leverages the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to deliver unlimited, up-to-the-minute traffic information for 94 U.S. metro markets -- more than any other major wireless traffic application available today. The software is designed to make it quick and easy for a subscriber to access real-time traffic conditions and view incident specifics. Compiled from multiple sources, Rand McNally Traffic reports... (more)

New BlackBerry Bold Will Generate Record Revenues for the Company - AT&T Mobile CEO

AT&T Mobile CEO Ralph De La Vega announced on Monday morning in an exclusive CNBC interview that the much-delayed and long-awaited BlackBerry Bold will be available starting on Tuesday, November 4. De La Vega said AT&T is projecting record service revenues from the new BlackBerry around the world. He said the device is already generating record revenues in Japan and in other countries where it was introduced. He continued, “BlackBerry Bold is so powerful and fast, we are expecting it to replace PC use in many cases, and data revenues will far exceed the AT&T’s subsidy cost of ... (more)