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BlackBerry World 2012 Keynote with Thorsten Heins

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This year’s Keynote was all about BlackBerry 10 and the direction RIM is headed towards. Thorsten Heins spoke about how focused his team is on delivering the goods with BlackBerry 10 with an emphasis on both consumer and enterprise markets.
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BlackBerry MVS 5 for Avaya Phone Systems Now Available

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At BlackBerry World, RIM announced plans to make its Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5 with voice over WiFi calling available for more corporate phone systems. Recently, RIM announced that BlackBerry MVS 5 is now available in North America and the UK for Avaya phone systems.

The list of phone systems that work with BlackBerry MVS now includes:

  • Avaya Aura 6.1
  • Avaya Communications Manager
  • Avaya CS1000 Communication Server
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Mitel Communications Director

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Azlan Launches Free App for Resellers of Cisco Products

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Azlan and Fonkmobile have launched a new app that allows resellers to find the right Cisco Small Business solutions for their customers and check current stock availability of the products from their BlackBerry. The app will allow resellers to access up-to-date stock information on all Cisco Small Business products, specific to their country or region. The app is available for OS 4.5 or above, and supports the Bold and Curve series devices.

To download, head to fonkmobile.azlan.com/download from your BlackBerry browser.

More Takeover Rumors: Cisco Could Buy Research in Motion?

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Analysts are all over the place with takeover rumors and the most recent is from a UBS analyst who says RIM could be the target of a takeover by Cisco. According to analyst Phillip Huang, Cisco and RIM have more synergies than with Microsoft, and a takeover could happen if RIM’s stock gets low enough.

“Though we see RIM facing many challenges, we see timing of (the) impact of some as overstated and believe material share devaluation from current levels make RIM a potential M & A (merger and acquisition) target,” Huang wrote in a research note.
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Cisco WebEx Meeting Center App for BlackBerry Available

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WebEx has introduced a new online meeting application for BlackBerry, allowing users to join online meetings and view shared documents while on the go. The Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is a free download and it’s available directly from WebEx, or users will be prompted to download f they click on the meeting URL in an email or a calendar invitation. When a user clicks on a meeting URL, the WebEx audio conferencing system will call them back to join the meeting, and the visual portion of the meeting is automatically launched when they answer.

The WebEx Meeting Center app is available for the Bold 9700, Bold 9000, Storm 9550, Storm 9500, Curve 8900 and Tour 9630.

To download the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center app, go to webex.com/blackberry.

Cisco extends Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Service to BlackBerry to enable easy mobile web conferencing

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Mobile World Congress – Cisco is announcing further expansion of its mobile collaboration portfolio offering for leading 3G smartphones. Users will be able to join Cisco WebEx Meeting Center web and audio conferences on smartphones including the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Storm. They will be able to participate in audio and web conferencing via 3G or Wi-Fi, attend scheduled meetings and view presentations, applications and desktops with live annotations. In addition, Cisco is announcing the capability for hosts of Cisco WebEx meeting applications, including Meeting Center, Training Center, and Event Center to invite attendees with SMS-capable phones to attend meetings by responding to an SMS invitation.

“Enabling access to Cisco WebEx Meeting Center over BlackBerry smartphones offers a rich collaborative experience that will be welcomed by customers,” said Jeff McDowell, vice president of Global Alliances at Research In Motion. “This solution enhances mobile worker productivity with secure access and uses the unique and intuitive ‘Join Now’ capability of the BlackBerry platform — where one click connects to the conference automatically.”

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center support for these BlackBerrys is scheduled to be available in April 2009. You can see a list of key facts after the jump.

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Key Facts