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Verizon launches First-Look, First-Touch BlackBerry Storm business events (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Verizon has posted up a BlackBerry Storm Business Events page for reservations, dates and times to various scheduled events for its business customers to view the BlackBerry Storm. Here’s the list as it stands now:

* Lewis Center OH – Gov’t/Education ( 11/17/2008 )
* Chicago IL ( 11/18/2008 )
* Charleston, WV – Business ( 11/20/2008 )
* Charleston, WV – Gov’t/Education ( 11/20/2008 )
* Evansville ( 11/20/2008 )
* Milwaukee WI ( 11/20/2008 )

To learn more about how you can become involved, click the link below:

BlackBerry Storm First-Look, First-Touch Business Events

|via BBNews|

BlackBerry Curve 8900 gets FCC approved (BlackBerry Bytes)

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On the same day that T-Mobile Germany officially announced the device, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has passed US FCC approval. While the Curve 8900 will eventually be available on both T-Mobile and AT&T in the US, look for it to hit T-Mobile first. You can find the FCC link and some initial reviews of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 at the links below.

BlackBerry Curve FCC approval
Multiple BlackBerry Curve 8900 reviews

RIM publishes BES Compatibility Matrix (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Continuing the post-BBDC trend of providing great support and tools for the BlackBerry ecosystem, RIM has published BES compatibility matrices for IT Admins. Matrices for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise are provided, detailing operating systems, versions of IM infrastructures and database servers, and so on. You can find these valuable resources in .PDF format at the link below.

BES Compatibility Matrix Download

Rogers CEO Ted Rogers stable in hospital (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Ted RogersEarlier this week we had told you that Rogers CEO Ted Rogers had been hospitalized due to troubles arising from an existing heart condition. Today we’re happy to say that Mr. Rogers has stabilized after receiving hospital treatment.

“I am grateful for the quality of care I am receiving at the Toronto General Hospital, a world-class facility,” Ted Rogers said in a brief statement on Thursday.

There is no word yet on when Mr. Rogers will return to his position as CEO. For now, Roger’s Chairman Alan Horn is in charge.

(via Reuters)

Joint Venture Initiates Global Thrust for SteelCloud’s Appliances for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BlackBerry Bytes)

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Press Release

SteelWork Mobile is Now Available in the Middle East and Africa Markets

SteelCloud, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of compliance-based technology solutions, today announced that it has formed a joint venture, SteelCloud Middle East & Africa Free Zone Company, with XSAT FZE, a telecommunication services company based in the United Arab Emirates. SteelCloud MEA, focused on the Middle East and Africa, will market and support SteelWorks Mobile appliances developed for BlackBerry Enterprise Server from Research In Motion.

SteelWork Mobile Press Release