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Communications Inc. has named the mPOD by MedicTouch the winner of the BlackBerry 6510 Extensibility Challenge, a J2ME Platform developer contest. The contest was open to independent software vendors and developers who build and support applications that leverage the Mobile Data Service (MDS) feature of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and run on Nextel's voice and data iDen network. MedicTouch (North Miami Beach, FL) took first place for its Mobile Pulse Oximeter Device (mPOD) that provides remote blood oxygen content and pulse readings on the BlackBerry 6510. Factors such as an aging population and an increased incidence of heart disease are thrusting remote monitoring services such as mPOD to the forefront of a healthcare market that is focused on reducing costs and providing better care without significantly impacting the daily routines of physicians or patients... (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)

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)

SYS-CON Webcast: BlackBerry On Demand Technical Seminar

The BlackBerry Technical Seminar took place live in December 3, 2008, but these new breakthrough sessions are now available on demand. Managing and extending applications to your mobile users, overcoming development hurdles, and leveraging mobile technology to create new opportunities for your business - if it's about getting the most from your BlackBerry solution, you'll find it at the BlackBerry Technical Seminar. This free online event gives you the opportunity to build your BlackBerry solution administrator and developer knowledge without ever leaving your desk. Join us from... (more)