Archive for February, 2006

Gartner: Non-decision to force settlement

Feb 27, 2006: 

BlackBerry users have reacted to Friday’s judgment on the patent fight between NTP and RIM with relief. They are pleased that US District Court Judge James Spencer did not order a shutdown of the e-mail service and they said they feel renewed hope that a settlement will yet be struck.
The hearing “reinforces our believe that […]

RIM to come out with multimedia Blackberry

Feb 27, 2006: 

BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis is preparing to add cameras and music players to the most-popular handheld computer to match Palm Inc.’s Treo and Motorola Inc.’s Q phone.
“There’s a lot of room for new stuff” in the BlackBerry, Lazaridis said “Adding multimedia technology is inevitable.”
RIM’s co-CEO is personally leading a team of more than 1,000 […]

USA Wireless Market Revenue Rises 10.7%

Feb 27, 2006: 

Revenue in the USA wireless market totaled US$174.7 billion in 2005, up 10.7% from 2004, with an acceleration in handset revenue and a ramp-up in new wireless subscribers as key drivers of growth, according to the newly released report from the industry trade association, TIA. The wireless handset and device market totaled $15 billion in […]

Good Technology raises $20M

Feb 27, 2006: 

Good Technology Inc. said on Friday that it has added $20 million in a fourth round of funding to expand its core products.
Good Technology, based in Santa Clara, received the funds from ValueAct Capital Partners of San Francisco. As a result of the financing, ValueAct partner Michael Lawrie will join Good Technologies’ board of directors. […]

Predict Today’s Outcome of RIM vs NTP

Feb 24, 2006: 

According to yesterday’s late day selling of RIMM you may think investors aren’t being too optimistic about today’s ruling. However, the pre-market activity right before the case has been pretty much even, with RIM only being down 0.32%.
So this a call to all our readers to predict what will happen today. You can now put […]

Impatica ShowMate Reviewed

Feb 24, 2006: 

Do you have to give a PowerPoint presentation? Tired of carrying that laptop through airport security? Now BlackBerry users can project PowerPoint presentations directly from the BlackBerry and leave their laptops at the office. Impatica has developed a new hardware device called Showmate that tries to tackle this very issue. Read further for our thoughts […]

Medical News on your Blackberry

Feb 24, 2006: 

MedPage Today says that its flagship “news plus CME” product is now available on the three most prominent Internet-enabled wireless platforms for use at the point of care. Physicians and other healthcare providers can now receive MedPage Today’s Teaching Brief CME activities using any Internet-enabled BlackBerry, Pocket PC, or Palm wireless PDA. CME credits are […]

Paramedics treat patients with BlackBerrys

Feb 24, 2006: 

By treating patients in their homes, Cambridge paramedics are saving £300 for every short-term hospital admission they avoid. To make the right decisions, non-emergency ambulance teams in Cambridge have been given BlackBerrys so they can access information fast.
Paramedics are using the mobile messaging devices to access social records, so they can see if a patient […]

NTP Accuses RIM of Using Political Clout

Feb 24, 2006: 

The latest volley in a bitter legal feud over the popular BlackBerry came Thursday when tiny patent holder NTP Inc. accused the wireless e-mail device’s maker, Research In Motion Ltd., of using its political clout to try to sway the U.S. patent office.
“NTP believes that RIM has utilized its money, power and political influence to […]