RIM axes BlackBerry Unite and BlackBerry Professional Software

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Both BlackBerry Unite and BlackBerry Professional Software are great ideas but their execution wasn’t enough to keep them from being cut. BlackBerry Unite will die at the beginning of July and both programs will see customer support end in 2010.

If you’re wondering what you’ll be missing: BB Unite provides access to files on your home computer while you’re mobile. It can also be used in a small business to help coordinate and collaborate with coworkers. The software required you to install a new browser on your device which didn’t jive well with other apps and features on your device.

BlackBerry Professional Software (BPS) was designed to meet the needs of small to medium businesses. The software gives employees wireless access to email, business data, the Internet, organizer info and more. The problems with BPS came in that it constantly lagged behind the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

Although the programs have been cut, rest assured the BlackBerry development community has made up for the loss of these software packages.


  • Plat
    What is the alternative to Unite for ppl who need a shared calendar that can be updated wireless and indicate on the handhelp when an update/addition had been made?
  • Kyle
    Stay tuned for news from WICKSoft
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