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RIM makes BlackBerry Unite! no longer available


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It has been a while coming but BlackBerry Unite! is no longer available from RIM.

BlackBerry Unite! was going to be the ultimate enterprise grade sharing tool. With the ability to share calendars, assist with user control over devices and implement desktop to BlackBerry file transfers, BlackBerry Unite! was going to be an important tool.

Recently, we’ve been hearing about BlackBerry Groups. BlackBerry Groups is the new BlackBerry Unite! and in anticipation of the news, RIM is shutting down the old to make way for the new.

Please be aware that BlackBerry® Unite! is no longer available for
download. RIM plans to continue support for current BlackBerry Unite!
customers until July 2, 2010. For more information about other
BlackBerry solutions for small business, visit the BlackBerry Solution Wizard.

I can’t wait to see BlackBerry Groups be everything that BlackBerry Unite! never was.


[Bla1ze Via]

(Rumor) RIM to release poweful BlackBerry colloboration software


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.]


BlackBerry Unite! available internationally


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Previously available in only North America, BlackBerry Unite! has now been localized for all around the globe. Central American, Italian, German, French, Asia Pacific and Spanish versions of the software is available for small groups of up to 5 to share media, contacts, and take care of management tasks. There are plenty of small and medium businesses out there that could use some extra functionality from their BlackBerrys, and when the software is free, it’s hard to go wrong.

(BlackBerry Support Community Forums via BerryReview)

Download sites for BlackBerry Unite! behind the jump…

BlackBerry Unite! updated for rich e-mail


BlackBerry Unite!BlackBerry Unite! has released what they’re calling MR2, which is an automatic update for Unite! users enabling some fresh features like rich content e-mail, one-click policy resets, the ability to restrict file transfers and change e-mail polling intervals. If you haven’t checked it out, BlackBerry Unite! is free server software for small groups up to five people. If you’re already using it, just reactivate your BlackBerry, and you should be good to enjoy the new features.

(via BerryReview)


PDF security warning for Unite! and BES


Snidely Whiplash as a PDFA security warning has been placed for BES 4.1 Service Pack 3 (4.1.3) through 4.1 Service Pack 5 (4.1.5) and BlackBerry Unite! earlier than 1.0 Service Pack 1 (1.0.1) bundle 36. The problem involves distilling PDF files in e-mail attachments on the server. Should a crafty hacker cook something up, the file could activate some code on the server once it was sent through the pipes tubes. Admins should make sure their software is as current as possible and disable PDF attachments until the issue is resolved. You can find out more about the BlackBerry Unite! vulnerability here and the BES vulnerability here.

(via Heise)


BlackBerry Unite! available to North America


BlackBerry Unite!Bell launched BlackBerry Unite! back in May, but just recently RIM has begun hosting version 1.1 independently. I don’t think the fact that Bell was hosting Unite! really stopped anyone from giving it a shot, considering there were plenty of other channels to get it outside of the download site, but in case that was an issue for you, you can now head on over to RIM’s BlackBerry Unite! homepage, and get started. Unite! is a free software package that gives small groups of up to 5 BlackBerrys contact, calendar, and media sharing utilities, along with security controls. I was having issues getting the thing set up originally, but maybe it’s time for another go…