CB posted a leaked screenshot of some upcoming collaboration software for BlackBerry. The software is called Groups and it seems to be a simple way of sharing tasks, messages, location, chat, calendar and contacts. We’ve already seen an attempt at this software when BlackBerry Unite launched but the project had very little success.
This latest project is a great way for RIM to harness the power of their Network Operation Center (NOC) for something more than e-mail. The NOC is RIM’s central hub in Waterloo for all BlackBerry transmissions before they go out to the internet or carriers, and has been the point of contention for a few national securities.
The NOC is a powerful system that does a great job of staying unclogged during times of heavy congestion. For example, during 9/11, BlackBerry Messenger, which uses the NOC, stayed as an open channel of communication.
We should be getting more details about this app soon. Stay tuned during WES.
[ED NOTE: Thanks for the info Simon. Wrong trackback.]