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Nokia files suits against HTC, RIM and ViewSonic

Nokia has alleged that HTC, RIM and ViewSonic have infringed on 45 Nokia patents in lawsuits filed in the US and Germany.Nokia alleged on Wednesday that the companies have variously infringed on patents covering dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device.

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RIM releases BlackBerry Management Center for SMBs

RIM has announced a free online console for small businesses that want to manage BlackBerry smartphones that use non-RIM email services.BlackBerry Management Center, unveiled on Monday, differs from existing RIM products such as BES Express in that it is designed to manage handsets accessing email from the likes of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo, rather than from RIM's servers.

August 15, 2011 by

PlayBook for business: show me the money

RIM showed off what consumers see as the missing pieces for the PlayBook at its BlackBerry World conference today; email that's not in a Web page or coming over Bridge from a BlackBerry and BlackBerry apps (and indeed Android apps) running on the tablet. Both of those run in what RIM calls 'players' - Java environments that run on QNX - and they're both still under development; the Android player doesn't support multi-tasking yet although that's the aim.

May 3, 2011 by

RIM buys Gist: A good fit

Why is Gist a good fit for RIM? RIM's secret sauce for years has been email, but that advantage is eroding. Gist can make RIM's email apps more sticky.

February 14, 2011 by

India still demanding RIM BES email access

The Indian government has not blocked BlackBerry Enterprise Server services within the country, even though Research In Motion did not meet the 31 January deadline to comply with its demands.The Indian authorities are still demanding that the BlackBerry maker provide access to corporate email services that use BlackBerry Enterprise Server, according to The Economic Times of India.

February 2, 2011 by

Mobile software Monday: Evernote comes to the BlackBerry platform

One of my favorite mobile apps/services is Evernote because it works across multiple mobile devices with native clients (iPhone and Windows Mobile) and via email while also working on PC and Mac computers. The folks at Evernote have stated they are working on clients for more mobile platforms and the next version is now ready for RIM BlackBerry owners. I've spent a few days using the latest BlackBerry client and you can check out some screenshots of it in action in my image gallery.

May 11, 2009 by

CTIA 09: Hands-on walk through BlackBerry App World, 30% of apps are free

We knew the BlackBerry App World launch was coming soon and rumors had it for 1 April. While in a conversation with fellow writers at the Showstoppers event an email appeared on my phone that the BlackBerry App World was available and ready for installation. I pulled out the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 and quickly installed the new application suite to give it a run through. Check out several screenshots in my image gallery and the video below, as well as my more in depth thoughts on this new application store.

March 31, 2009 by

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 (let's just call it the Flip for short), is the first clamshell device from RIM and it is not short on features. It goes without saying that it meets RIM's mobile email criteria, and it also packs GPS and Wi-Fi, which are two near necessities of the modern handheld/smartphone world.

December 4, 2008 by

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