Monthly Archive for May, 2005Page 2 of 15

Newest Blackberry, “Electron”?

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Blackberry ElectronPalmlive.com has a picture of a new rumored Blackberry dubbed “Blackberry Electron”. It looks to be a wider version of the Blackberry 7100g case, even including the three buttons for call control at the top and getting rid of the conventional power button right below the “Enter” key. We have to admit that this “new” Blackberry is an improvement over the current generation but obviously we can not verify the validity of the picture.

WorldCam Viewer Reviewed

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Worldcam Viewer
Who needs to travel, when you can sightsee the world right from your Blackberry with Worldcam Viewer. Ok, so we’re stretching it a bit but this quirky program made by Virtual Views caught enough of our attention that we wanted to try it out. It allows you to get webcam feeds from various webcams located around the world straight to your Blackberry. Read further to read what we have to say about it …

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Good Technology Reaches $200M In Venture Capital

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Wireless e-mail software maker and service provider Good Technology Inc., already one of the best-funded companies in Silicon Valley, has landed another $65 million in venture funding to bring the total amount raised over its five years to more than $200 million.

The new funding round, which one of the participants confirmed, comes only two months after NTP Inc., an Arlington, Va.-based patent holding company, invested an undisclosed amount in Good Technology as part of a licensing agreement. Advanced Equities Financial Corp., a Chicago investment banking boutique specializing in raising late stage financing for high-tech startups from high net worth individuals, raised $40 million of the $65 million round.

It’s unclear whether any of the money raised in the fundraising was used to buy out any of the previous investors in the Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup. But either way, the new financing could well indicate just how tough the public financing market is for technology companies if startups such as Good Technology bypass an initial public offering for yet another private round.

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RIM Balsillie to Give Keynote at Lehman Brothers’ Worldwide Wireless

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Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at Research In Motion will give a keynote presentation at the Lehman Brothers’ Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference in New York, NY on Friday, June 3, 2005. The keynote, which is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will be available via live audio webcast on RIM’s website and can be accessed by logging on at http://www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml.

Reqwireless For Blackberry Reviewed

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Webviewer
Anyone that has tried the WAP browser on their Blackberry would know the feeling. You spend $20 to $40 a month on a data plan but your browser on your Blackberry is only as good as the one on your friend’s cell phone. Those who are on a BES get the Blackberry browser which displays for the most part proper HTML, but most WAP users are stuck. Reqwireless does provide a solution in the way of Webviewer, a 3rd party HTML browser for your Blackberry. Read what we have to say about it below …

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Proximus and RIM Extend Range of BlackBerry Products in Belgium

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Leading Belgian mobile phone operator Proximus and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry 7100v(TM) business phone and BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0, expanding Proximus’ existing range of BlackBerry(R) products in order to offer more choice to mobile customers. The BlackBerry 7100v from Proximus is the first of its kind available in Belgium, delivering the power of BlackBerry within a sleek and stylish mobile phone design. In addition to push-based email and phone capabilities, the BlackBerry 7100v also features support for text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data applications in a compact, integrated device. The BlackBerry 7100v features a large and bright, high-resolution color screen, Bluetooth(R) support, quad-band radio for international roaming and 32 MB flash memory + 4 MB SRAM.

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