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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 marketing the device.” Click here for the BlackBerry developer campaign. ... (more)

Sybase 365 Launches AvantGo for BlackBerry

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 brows... (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)

RIM Wins "Unfettered Right" To Continue the BlackBerry Success Story, Pays NTP $450M

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 o... (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)