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RIM and its customers yesterday won the "unfettered right" to continue in the BlackBerry-related wireless business when RIM and NTP, Inc. signed a binding term sheet that resolves all current litigation between them. RIM agreed to pay to NTP US$450 million in final and full settlement of all claims to date against RIM, as well as for a perpetual, fully-paid up license going forward. As part of the resolution, said RIM in a statement, "NTP will grant RIM and its customers an unfettered right to continue its BlackBerry-related wireless business without further interference from NTP or its patents." NTP and RIM will be finalizing the terms of this resolution in a definitive licensing and settlement agreement in upcoming weeks. The $450M amount relates primarily to settlement of past damages, and includes the judgment and money escrowed to date totalling US$137 million (t... (more)

SYS-CON Webcast - The Blackberry Technical Webcast Series

The BlackBerryR Technical Webcast Series is designed to help BlackBerry administrators better manage and leverage the capabilities of their BlackBerry solution. Each webcast is packed with detailed technical information, covering topics that are relevant to you. Our on-demand webcasts include: Troubleshooting the BlackBerryR Enterprise Solution Troubleshooting Enterprise Activation Troubleshooting Messaging Delays What is provisioning? Managing Application Push in the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution Check back each month at the BlackBerry Resource Center to register for the next w... (more)

Abaco Extends Enterprise Mobile Capability on BlackBerry Handhelds

(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 f... (more)

AT&T Wireless Offers New Color-Screen BlackBerry Handheld

(August 13, 2003) - Expanding its portfolio of BlackBerry® handhelds, AT&T Wireless is now offering customers the BlackBerry 7210 Wireless Handheld™ - a new color-screen handheld with international roaming capabilities. The new handheld developed by Research In Motion (RIM) runs on AT&T Wireless' Next Generation GSM™/GPRS network, providing wireless phone, text messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, and organizer access in dozens of countries across the globe. The BlackBerry 7210 Wireless Handheld provides customers with wireless access to their personal and corporate email, including ... (more)

Virtual BlackBerry

RIM announced plans to expand its support for Windows Mobile-based devices with a new software application suite that will enable devices from third-party manufacturers to benefit from the popular BlackBerry software applications and services. RIM plans to begin offering the new software application suite later this year for select devices based on Windows Mobile 6. Once installed, the software will provide users with a virtual BlackBerry application experience, including support for BlackBerry email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser, instant messaging and oth... (more)