Monthly Archive for September, 2005Page 3 of 17

RIM to Use Intel in BlackBerry Devices

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Research in Motion Ltd. said Tuesday it will use Intel Corp.’s cellular microprocessors in upcoming BlackBerry devices as it tries to boost performance without sacrificing battery life. The widely expected move is expected to improve the BlackBerry’s ability to handle multimedia and Internet applications. The gadget is best known for its thumb keyboard and wireless messaging and some models also have phone and handheld computer capabilities.

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Yahoo! Messenger Released For The Blackberry

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Yahoo! BlackBerry
Yahoo! Inc. and Research In Motion today announced the availability of Yahoo! Messenger on Blackberry handhelds. The Yahoo! Messenger application leverages BlackBerry “push” technology to deliver instant messaging for Blackberry mobile customers. With Yahoo! Messenger available for BlackBerry devices, your Yahoo! instant messaging comes with you while you’re on the go! Communicate with other Yahoo! Messenger users, whether they’re using desktop computers, a BlackBerry device, or another mobile device.

Most of the features in the regular desktop Yahoo! Messenger client is available on the Blackberry version, including emoticon support, contact list management, shortcuts, and added new features including the ability to set message notification like a tone or vibrate.

To learn more visit:
http://www.blackberry.com/products/service/im.shtml

*Note: At this time, the download link is broken.

AppForge To Support Blackberry Platform

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AppForge, Inc., a leader in multi-platform mobile and wireless application development solutions, today announced plans to support BlackBerry, developed by Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM), with its award-winning Crossfire development platform. By adding support for BlackBerry devices to Crossfire, AppForge will soon enable enterprises to use Visual Studio to develop new applications for BlackBerry, as well as help extend their current enterprise applications for use on BlackBerry wireless handhelds.

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New Version Of Pocket Express Released

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Pocket Express
Handmark, a global leader in mobile media, today announced it is putting even more information in consumers hands— literally — with Version 2.0 of its award-winning Pocket Express bundle of wireless content services for cell phones, smartphones, and wireless PDAs. The upgrade adds a sleek new interface, location-based services, more news and photos, real-time sports scores, and improved mapping features. Pocket Express gains a significant functional upgrade with the new “Tuxedo” interface that makes all Pocket Express services accessible from a single screen called “PageOne.”

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Microsoft And Palm Officially Launch New Treo

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Treo 700
Microsoft Corp. and Palm Inc. took the wraps off of a long-expected partnership Monday to develop a new so-called smart phone aimed at challenging the dominance of Research In Motion in the corporate-communications market. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Palm Chief Executive Ed Colligan discussed the new Treo smart phone at an event in San Francisco. The device will combine a mobile phone with other handheld functions, including email and Web access, as well as common applications like word processing and data spreadsheets.

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George M. Winner of ‘Who Pays For Your Blackberry’ Contest

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Congratulations to George M. for winning the ‘Who Pays For Your Blackberry’ Weekend Contest. George M. stated,

My company pays for mine, although I love my Blackberry it would be hard for me to pay for it on my own. Probably because I’m use to having it for free.

Not surprising is that the majority of the responses stated that their company pays for the Blackberry. But what’s interesting is that the majority of corporate Blackberry users did say that they would like to keep their Blackberry, even if the company stopped expensing their bills. And for the few that didn’t, the main reason was the high monthly cost, just like George was inferring in his response.

For his entry, George gets a free copy of trackIT: Vehicle Edition, a vehicle tracking software for the Blackberry . Once again, we want to thank everyone that participated, make sure to enter our next Weekend Contest.