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Virtual BlackBerry Due in the Fall

Research in Motion Ltd. has announced that beginning in the fall smartphone users will be able to load an application from the company that will replace a native Windows Mobile OS with the BlackBerry interface. That will allow users of competitive devices to take advantage of the BlackBerry push e-mail service and other applications. The […]

BlackBerry is Back Up, Questions Linger

The BlackBerry wireless e-mail system is back up and running, but the service outage that affected millions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning has caused a backlog of messages that will continue to affect the use of the addictive mobile handhelds for an unspecified time. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said in a statement that […]

TOC Wireless+

BLACKBERRY JUNGLE Be the big man on campus with wireless solutions for students and schools. CN3 CONVERGENCE DEVICE DEBUTS Intermec puts a new spin on converged devices with a four-radio CN3. CAN PARTNERS BENEFIT FROM MANAGED MOBILITY SERVICES? Is helping customers control wireless devices, plans and spend a new niche for partners? SHOWCASE: MOBILITY MANAGEMENT […]

Gray Matters

SMARTPHONES, THOSE SLEEK wireless devices with computer-like operating systems and QWERTY keyboards, could be the next great opportunity in the business market. That has sparked a flurry of competitive moves for market share on the part of industry participants, and a lot of fragmentation in the options available. For dealers tapping the business market, it […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Device Smarts

Smartphones come in many shapes and sizes. And while PDAs and Pocket PCs provide much of the same functionality as a smartphone, what sets the latter apart is its ability to be optimized for voice as well as data. These sleek devices sport a more traditional phone-like look, feel and capability, along with a full […]

Blackberry Jungle

AS ANY PARENT OR RECENT COLLEGE grad knows, school is a far more rigorous environment than it used to be. The infusion of the Internet and cellular technology into campus fundamentally has altered the academic process and the capabilities of school administrators. For wireless dealers, learning to navigate the education vertical can pay off not […]

Visto Sues RIM, Seeks BlackBerry Service Shutdown

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is headed for another court battle. Visto Corp., a developer of products and systems for mobile e-mail systems for carriers, on Friday filed a lawsuit against RIM in federal court, claiming intellectual property infringement. Vistos lawyers filed the charges fresh off a win against competitor Seven Networks Inc., which […]

RIM Acquires Ascendent Systems

Research In Motion Ltd. has acquired voice mobility vendor Ascendent Systems for an undisclosed amount. Though now a wholly owned RIM subsidiary, Ascendent will continue operating as a separate entity, keeping its branding, partnerships and dealer programs intact. Debbie Miller, former CEO at Ascendent Systems and vice president at RIM, said Ascendents VARs and resellers […]

BlackBerry Settles Patent Case

Research In Motion Ltd., the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, and NTP have reached a $612.5 million settlement to end their long-running patent litigation. The settlement averts a potential court-ordered shutdown of the tremendously popular mobile “push” e-mail service in the United States, and is a full and final settlement of all claims, the companies said.

Panel Unveils the Future of Wireless

Channel Partners attendees satiated their inner geeks on Wednesday when they heard from several device makers about the gadgets that soon will make their way to market. John Horn, national director for T-Mobile USA Inc., called on Samsung Electronics Co., Danger Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) to preview the prototypes that will be […]

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