New BlackBerry gets wifi

Research In Motion’s (RIM) second wifi-enabled gadget got an airing and a first this week, being the first BlackBerry to support UMA (unlicensed mobile access) for Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC). The BlackBerry 8820 is RIM’s thinnest smartphone design to date and features a full QWERTY keyboard, the now familiar trackball navigation system, built-in GPS and […]

Windows poised to conquer enterprise space

Microsoft Windows Mobile is poised to win high end enterprise customers from Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and the Symbian platform, according to a report from consulting firm BRC.BRC believes that Microsoft’s edge in the enterprise space will be enhanced by the number of tools available for extending corporate applications to mobiles. This is likely to […]

RIM’s international call up

Internet phone specialist EQO Communications has announced that its EQO Mobile application supports the Blackberry Pearl, Curve and certain other handsets from Canada’s Research In Motion. The firm advertises free or local-rate charges for long distance or international calls over carried using its system. EQO users also get cheaper messaging, it says. “Blackberry users are […]

French government bans BlackBerry

French government officials have been ordered to turn in their BlackBerrys, amid growing security concerns over the popular push email platform. Previously, Germany had banned the device for all officials above a given security classification and other governments and security conscious organisations are expected to do likewise. The concern stems from fundamental design features of […]

RIM not impacted by restatement

BlackBerry vendor Research In Motion (RIM) said Thursday that it has completed the restatement of its previously filed financial statements, following an internal review of its stock option granting practices. The restatements cover 2005, 2006 and audited results for 2007. As a result, RIM said it expects trading restrictions to be lifted next week. The […]

BlackBerry throws a Curve ball

Canadian vendor Research In Motion (RIM) this week rolled out the BlackBerry Curve, its smallest and lightest full QWERTY smartphone to date. The Curve, also known as the 8300, follows on from the successful design of the Pearl and the features of the Pearl’s bigger, more business like brother, the 8800, by packing a full […]

Pocket Outlook easier than BlackBerry – Analyst

Users find it easier to configure Windows Mobile Pocket Outlook than RIM’s BlackBerry, according to an end-user report from analyst firm, Strategy Analytics. The report: Windows Mobile Outlook Easiest to Configure: Beats BlackBerry BIS, Nokia S60 and UIQ v3.0 Email Clients says that Pocket Outlook achieved a 100 per cent success rate in its benchmark […]

BlackBerry gets PTT

Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian vendor behind the BlackBerry device said Thursday that it has tapped Kodiak Networks to integrate push to talk (PTT) functionality on a number of devices. The first device to feature the Java PTT client will be the BlackBerry Pearl available from Cingular Wireless. The PTT feature set will include, […]

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