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RIM Investors Conference Call (Live Blog)

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That’s right, I may be stuck in Montreal, but that won’t stop me from live blogging the heck out of RIM’s Investor Conference Call!!!

You can listen along here and read their financial numbers here.

RIM Investors live blog

SplashMoney launched on BlackBerry

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SplashMoney for BlackBerryWhether you’re expensing lunches, or just like to keep a balanced checkbook, the recently-launched SplashMoney has a few things to offer. Previously available on Windows Mobile and Palm, SplashMoney shows multiple accounts, categorizes expenses and gives you access to a wealth of budget information. There’s a matching desktop app available, giving you tools to juice up your BlackBerry with all the numbers and data you need to stay in the black. Pie charts, wireless banking, secure Blowfish encryption, and currency conversions are just some of the features available to the BlackBerry-packing penny-pinchers out there. Check out SplashMoney for BlackBerry for more.

WES Exhibitor Spotlight: Exgis

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Exgis logoEveryone from the self employed, to small businesses, to large enterprises incurs expenses, and Exgis is there to track them. Using their web-based software, which is available anywhere with an internet connection, you can input and track expenses, and even automatically convert prices into your home currency if you’re out of the country. Their mobile version, available exclusively on BlackBerry, has all the features of the web-based software but allows you to input expenses as they happen rather than days later. Their booth at WES should be well worth visiting, and hopefully we’ll get to see even more features.

New software protects against overdraft

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OverdraftFind yourself spending a little beyond your means? Bankarama just announced a BlackBerry-compatible client which will let you track your purchases and make sure you don’t go over your limit. The software supports multiple accounts, lets you export data to Excel, and with a well-designed layout, makes managing your balance especially easy. If you’re interested, give it a shot.

Viigo/BlackBerryCool to Go channel gets customizable

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ViigoOur buddies at Virtual Reach have a few new channels available for subscription on their free RSS reader: one is a customizable ESPN sports feed and another for exchange rates. Getting exchange rates on the go is just plain handy, especially if it’s folded into something you’re already using (you are already using BlackBerry Cool to Go, right?), but the customized sports feed is certainly something new that could seriously expand the usefulness of Viigo’s channels. Instead of cruising through the folders and finding the stuff you like, being given the option to make your own ensures that you get the content you want. We’re really hoping that Virtual Reach brings this kind of thing to more of their channels.

Nokia is making money: Q2 sales, profits jump

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Nokia LogoWith all the focus lately on Apple and the iPhone, it’s easy to forget that RIM has other, likely more serious, threats to their enterprise smartphone dominance. Sure, Motorola is in a bit of financial trouble, and Microsoft is burdened by the albatross that is Windows Mobile, but what about Nokia? Large, powerful, Finnish… Sounds like competition to me.

Nokia recently announced their Q2 financial results, and the results are good. The company reported a 28% jump in net sales to $17.2 billion USD, along with a rise in operating margin from 15.3% to 18.7%. Their net profit jumped to $3.87 billion USD, compared to $1.56 billion a year previously.

But what’s most staggering are their device numbers. True, not all of their devices sold are competitors to the BlackBerry, but it’s hard to argue with 100 million devices worldwide and 38% of the total global device market.

Check out Nokia’s device numbers after the jump.