Monthly Archive for July, 2005Page 3 of 17

RIM Sees 84% Increase In Shipments for Q2

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The global market for smart mobile devices continued its meteoric rise in Q2 according to estimates released by Canalys. RIM along with other smart phones manufactuers are enjoying a large demand for their devices while the handheld/PDA market continues to shrink. Compared to last year RIM has seen an 84% increase in shipment, helped by strong demand and its expansion to new carriers. Palm handhelds dropped 32% but was offset by high Treo sales resulting in a 1% lost for Palm over last year. Motorola was the biggest winner with a 637% increase.

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Nextel Expands Suite of Business Solutions by Providing New GPS Business Productivity Tools for BlackBerry

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Businesses using the BlackBerry 7520 Wireless Handheld from Nextel Communications Inc. have new ways to maximize productivity and increase their efficiency with a series of global positioning system (GPS) applications now available. These applications, which are an extension of services previously available on Nextel Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) handsets, enable users to locate and dispatch workers; manage work orders; process electronic time sheets; and monitor assets directly from their BlackBerry 7520 handheld devices. Moreover, these location-based services (LBS) can complement existing sales force management applications, such as Salesforce.com, making BlackBerry(R) an even more powerful business tool.

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Cable & Wireless Expand Blackberry Offerings

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As the first telecommunications company to offer BlackBerry service in the Cayman Islands, C&W are now able to offer Customers full advantage of their BlackBerry roaming to Switzerland, Venezuela, South Africa, Hong Kong and Spain within the next few weeks. According to Julie Woods, Vice President of Sales & Customer Services, “C&W will continue to expand its BlackBerry roaming footprint so that we can provide our customers with secure, integrated, wireless access to their email and corporate data, which they have enjoyed for the past year, whether at home in Cayman or roaming abroad. We are the market leaders with this product and provide integrated support services that are second to none.”

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PocketDay Pro Released

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Pocket Day New
Adding to their already great application PocketDay, Cross River Systems LLC announces the latest addition to the PocketDay family, the Professional Version.

The Professional version adds the following additional functionality to PocketDay:

RSS News Feeds (user defined update frequency)
World Time Clocks (up to 4 Time Zones displayed)
Currency Converter (live conversion rates from the internet)
Email Filing for Corporate Users

All this in addition to the already outstanding functionality in a BlackBerry Today Page format.

See http://www.crossriversystems.com for more details.

Click more to see screenshots of the new feature …

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Doodle On Your Blackberry With SpinPen

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SpinPen
Do you love to draw or maybe you just like to doodle? SpinPen a free download is a unique new drawing tool that takes advantage the Thumbwheel on your BlackBerry to draw with. You have the choice of drawing in point mode or free mode: Point mode is like drawing from dot to dot, whereas free mode is similar to an Etch-A-Sketch. You can adjust the speed that the pen moves and even display a grid if you need extra help with the alignment. Don’t like that line you just drew? Just Undo it from the menu.

Choose from 8 different colors to draw with: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Violet and Yellow.

You can also save your drawing and load it back for future use. You can even publish your drawing to the SpinPen Gallery! Each day you can upload a new picture to the gallery. You can replace your drawing as many times as you like during the day.

To download SpinPen for Free click here …

To view some examples from the gallery click on more below …

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LiteFeeds Free Blackberry Client Released

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Litefeeds
LiteFeeds has released a free RSS client for the Blackberry and other java powered phones. Litefeeds works a lot like Bloglines where you manage your feeds and subscriptions via the online website with your computer. Feeds are cached, compressed, and stripped so that they are mobile optimized.

New features include:

* Optimized especially for mobile handsets.
* Viewing full text articles (not just RSS).
* Viewing Flickr/Buzznet images.
* Ability to clip articles to your online clipboard and share it as an RSS feed.

To get started, you first need to signup to a free account at:

http://www.litefeeds.com

Then download the Blackberry client OTA (Over-The-Air) at:

http://www.litefeeds.com/m