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Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., a provider in the delivery and settlement of messaging interoperability as well as the management and distribution of mobile content, has launched the AvantGo client for BlackBerry smart phones, from Research In Motion (RIM). BlackBerry users can now access updated, customized content from thousands of mobile Web sites anytime and anywhere – in either an online or offline mode – in a format that is optimized for BlackBerry smart phones. AvantGo for BlackBerry caches content locally, providing enhanced navigation, faster browsing, and dual online and offline availability. In addition, AvantGo utilizes its patented advanced sync technology, which automatically updates pages on the device giving the user access to the latest news and information around the clock. AvantGo provides media content partners and advertise... (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)

Funambol Open Source Enables BlackBerry

Funambol introduced a new version of its open source BlackBerry push email and personal information management (PIM) sync software. Funambol's BlackBerry software consists of two components. The push email component enables BlackBerries to work with consumer email services such as Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Hotmail and Gmail, as well as any POP or IMAP server. The PIM sync component enables BlackBerry users to wirelessly sync PIM data with a Funambol server, which in turn can sync with a wide range of backend email and PIM systems as well as email clients such as Outlook. The free ope... (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)

BlackBerry Meets Advanced Wireless Security Standards for Government and Corporate Customers

(September 11, 2003) - Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the availability of its S/MIME Support Package v1.5 for BlackBerry. This software add-on product provides S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) support for Java-based BlackBerry handhelds and is now commercially available to all government and corporate customers. "S/MIME support is an important purchasing requirement for many of our customers including the U.S. Department of Defense," said Don Morrison, chief operating officer at Research In Motion. "With the availability of S/MIME support for Java-bas... (more)