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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 […]

Cisco, Microsoft Go After Carrier-Delivered UC

The battle of the enterprise giants continues as both Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. announced plans to go after the unified communications space by partnering with carriers. Both companies have made UC a top priority, announcing extensive new portfolios last year in support of that strategy. But what has so far been an enterprise-IT-focused […]

Helio Unveils Ocean Dual-Slider

Helio LLC has Introduced Ocean, calling it the first dual-slider combining a numeric keypad and a separate QWERTY keyboard in a single device. Ocean is designed to be a social networking tool, Helio said, and it merges instant, text and picture messages and e-mails from all portals, ISPs and corporate exchange servers in one location. […]

MOBIVOX Offers Mobile VoIP to the Masses

MOBIVOX (formerly known as VoxLib) today goes commercial with what it says is the first-ever service to bring VoIP to any mobile phone and without a client download, PC, connection fee or contract. Theres just one catch: you have to call them before you can call anyone else. While some others have been doing limited […]

IP Unity Glenayre Adds New Features

IP Unity Glenayre at Spring 2007 VON this week unleashed a flurry of news. The company is working with Metaphor Solutions on speech-based IVR. The partners have released the Plug & Play IVR application suite for the IP Unity Glenayre Media Server, enabling customers to quickly self-configure, deploy, manage and report on speech-based IVR customer […]

SMBs Make for Ideal VoIP Market Opportunities

The SMB market could be the market to be in for VoIP going forward. According to Henry Kaestner, CEO at Bandwidth.com and moderator of VoIP Systems for SMBs: Challenges & Opportunities, a COMPTEL PLUS session today, This is probably the best market for VoIP. People should have been interested in this market four or five […]

7 Strategies for 3 Goals in 2007

What were your New Years resolutions? Hopefully, they included three important goals for the coming year: Embrace the new field of content and enhanced applications, ramp up marketing efforts, and find a better way to beat the ILECs at their own game. Todays 7 in 07 track at COMPTEL PLUS will tackle each of these […]

Avaya Adds Features to UC Platform

Avaya Inc. has added several features to its unified communications platform so Microsoft Office users can more easily communicate and collaborate from their mobile devices or desktop computers. Now, users can click-to-call from inside Office Communicator, as well as applications with smart tags, such as Office Outlook and Sharepoint. This means workers can view the […]

Protocall to Provide VoIP for Keller Williams Realty

Protocall Communications, a Las Vegas-based hosted IP communications reseller, will provide VoIP for Keller Williams Realty Inc. Protocall will provide IP communications platforms for more than 600 offices and 72,500 real estate associates. Among the platforms expected to be deployed is CommPartners Connect for Linksys, which enables the delivery of data, voice and video applications […]

NeuStar Announces Deployments for Mobile IM

NeuStar will interconnect and support mobile instant messaging for Telefonica, and for Vodafone plc throughout Europe. Users also will be able to access their PC-based Internet IM services. This is the first commercial fruit of the GSM Associations 2006 initiative for global, fully-interoperable personal IM. The acquisition last year of FollowApp, which specialized in mobile […]

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