Nortel Joins RIM and 3Com To Deploy WLAN To Blackberry HandHelds

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More news to come from RIM, seems like Nortel is joining the dance to bring Wi-Fi to the Blackberry. As a first step, the companies are focusing on providing interoperability and integration between RIM’s BlackBerry(r) enterprise platform and Nortel’s Multimedia Communications Server (MCS) 5100, a critical component of Nortel’s enterprise IP multimedia solution. This collaboration will bring unique synergies for enterprise customers by joining Nortel’s industry-leading networking and multimedia capabilities and RIM’s expertise in wireless enterprise solutions. By integrating these systems, enterprise customers will be able to use the new BlackBerry 7270(tm) to securely and reliably access IP telephony, corporate e-mail and other business applications via the wireless LAN.

Nortel and RIM are demonstrating a preview of the technology at VoiceCON in Orlando this week (Nortel booth #401).