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IBM, RIM Mobilize Business With Lotus Software and Developer Tools for the BlackBerry Platform


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LOTUSPHERE — IBM and Research In Motion today unveiled new Lotus collaboration software and developer tools on the BlackBerry platform that will bring collective intelligence to BlackBerry smartphones. The new features will help customers find expertise, form teams, share information, and stay in touch in real time making them more effective and productive while on the move.

“The new Lotus collaboration features and developer tools on the BlackBerry platform will deliver productivity beyond the office extending IBM software and services so that individuals can access all of the resources they need to keep their business moving, anytime, anywhere,” said Bob Picciano, general manager, IBM Lotus Software.

“Team collaboration shouldn’t stall when employees are on the road or away from their desks,” said Jim Balsillie, co-CEO, Research In Motion. “RIM and IBM are strengthening the BlackBerry platform for Lotus with a portfolio of mobile office productivity and collaboration capabilities that will make BlackBerry smartphones even more effective in mobilizing businesses around the globe,”

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BlackBerry Cool Podcast: Episode 14


BBCoolThis week we take a look at RIM’s presence at Lotusphere (namely their announcement of a Lotus Connections client for BlackBerry), the possibility of OS 4.5 and a CDMA Curve around WES, the BlackBerry 8110 launch, and a bunch of red and pink BlackBerrys just in time for Valentines. You can listen here, or through iTunes which should be working now.


Lotus Connections client due mid-year


LotusphereJust when we thought RIM was just rehashing the same old promises at Lotusphere, it turns out they’re previewing a BlackBerry Client for Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections is social software for business, kind of like an enterprise Facebook. It lets you share bookmarks, set up profiles, and organize projects and communities, but for now the handheld will just let you access profiles and shared bookmarks. Still, it’s some pretty impressive software, and anyone cruising around Lotusphere today or tomorrow should swing by booth 516 to check out the new app in action. For more info, head over here.

RIM shows off at Lotusphere


LotusphereRIM’s been attending the IBM Lotusphere convention, without having too much to show off. They’re touting the usual promises of native HTML e-mail viewing (soon, honest), on-device document editing and remote e-mail lookup, but nothing we haven’t heard before. There was one little bit about Lotus environments…

“New features for users running IBM Lotus Sametime┬« and Microsoft Live Communications Server will include improved address book integration, IM contact “click to call”, IM session “convert to call” and advanced emoticon support, allowing co-workers to collaborate and communicate more effectively using their BlackBerry smartphones.”

Any Lotus users in the house? Maybe this is old hat, but we don’t get too much word from that neck of the IT woods.