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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)

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)

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)

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)