May 16, 2011 News
Research In Motion (RIM) and China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) today announced their plans to launch BlackBerry services for small businesses in China.
China Telecom will offer BlackBerry Internet Service to small businesses for RMB89 per month. BlackBerry Internet Service will enable mobile users to send and receive email from up to 10 supported work and personal email accounts. In addition, the RIM and China Telecom services will also bring BBM and a range of Instant Messaging services for the users. The internet service can also support a range of third-party apps ranging from business productivity to personal entertainment.
China Telecom will also offer BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that provides small businesses advanced management and security features with no additional software or user licensing fees.
May 16, 2011 News
According to the report, 935 of the 16 gigabyte PlayBook tablets sold through Staples Inc. are affected by the recall. Engadget has posted a list of 935 SKUs or product identifier numbers that will reportedly be included in the recall. It’s unclear whether the recall was for Staples sales in the U.S., Canada or both.
The problem has been sited in CrackBerry.com, where users complained that who purchased PlayBook units from Staples reported having difficulties loading the user agreement screen, which PlayBook owners must complete to be able operate the device.
Officials with RIM and Staples did not respond to requests for comment Sunday.
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May 10, 2011 Blackberry Development
Research In Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphone will develop a Mobile Voice System 5 for corporate phone systems and communication applications.
The application, which already exists on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, can be made available for companies using Avaya Aura 6.1 and Avaya CS1000 Communication Server.
“Working with RIM, Avaya customers have expanded options to increase their mobile productivity. By using BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Avaya Aura and Avaya CS1000, enterprises can more fully exploit investments previously made in BlackBerry solutions to benefit their IT organizations, end users and customers”, said Eric Rossman, vice president, Developer Relations and Alliances, Avaya.
The BlackBerry Mobile Voice 5, which connects with RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), makes remote management easier as users can efficiently take office landline calls from around the world. In fact, it allows corporate users to use a single BlackBerry smartphone to answer calls placed to their desk-phones.
May 9, 2011 News
If you wanted to buy a BlackBerry playbook and couldn’t do it because of fewer app choices then here’s some good news for you. Research in Motion has announced that Android app player will be soon available which will make it possible for Playbook users to run Android apps on their device. The Android app player will make it possible for you to download Android apps and run it in your Tablet device. And so you now have a bigger app collection to choose from.
RIM’s latest strategy may give Apple’s recently released iPad 2 a run for its money. Apps are increasingly becoming a key factor in purchase decisions and limited app choices for BlackBerry playbook in compared to iPad 2 would have turned away many users. But with the Android app player, playbook can surely give a tough fight to Apple’s iPad 2.
May 5, 2011 News
Another step by Microsoft Corp. ‘to step’ up the competition with Google. Microsoft’s search engine Bing will now be the default SE and map application on RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones.
Bing will create “unique experiences for millions of BlackBerry customers,” Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer said at the annual BlackBerry World trade show in Orlando, Florida. He said that the partnership will be in effect later this year during the holiday season.
Microsoft is trying to catch up with Google’s US search market share, which is more than 4 times larger than Bing.
Microsoft has stepped up the marketing of Bing and teamed up with former rival Yahoo! Inc. to increase its market share. Google had 65.4 percent of searches in February, compared with Bing’s 13.6 percent (according to ComScore Inc.)