Daily Archives: 14 February, 2011
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch two additional BlackBerry® 4G PlayBook™ tablets during the second half of 2011, featuring support for LTE and HSPA+ high speed wide area wireless networks.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is already being widely recognized for its superior performance, rich web experience, enterprise readiness and deep support for web standards and open development tools. We are now building on the BlackBerry PlayBook’s many advantages with support for additional 4G networks that will allow enhanced business opportunities for carriers and developers and unparalleled mobile experiences for users,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.
RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. These innovative tablets will each provide users with an ultra-portable design featuring industry leading performance with real-time multitasking and symmetrical multiprocessing, uncompromised high-fidelity web browsing including support for Adobe® Flash and stunning HD multimedia, as well as advanced security features and out-of-the-box enterprise support.
Waterloo, ON and Barcelona, Spain – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that BlackBerry App World™ is now available in 27 additional markets worldwide. With today’s announcement, BlackBerry App World is now available in 101 markets. BlackBerry App World allows customers to discover, download and enjoy a wide range of mobile applications for their BlackBerry® smartphones.
BlackBerry smartphone users are downloading more than 2 million apps per day from BlackBerry App World on average and there are over 20,000 BlackBerry apps available today. RIM continues to support developers in order to provide apps that leverage the many advantages of the BlackBerry platform and deliver best-in-class mobile experiences.
“There is high demand for BlackBerry apps and we’re delighted to be opening up the BlackBerry App World online store to customers in an additional 27 markets today,” said Alan Brenner, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Platform, Research In Motion. “It’s never been easier to develop apps for BlackBerry smartphones and we look forward to seeing the rich catalog of personal and business oriented apps continue to grow.”
Sybase 365 Extends Global Mobile IP Connectivity Between RIM’s BlackBerry Infrastructure and Mobile Operators
BARCELONA, Spain – Mobile World Congress 2011 —Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, announced the availability of its comprehensive suite of IPX (IP eXchange) services for RIM’s BlackBerry® Infrastructure. Sybase 365 provides connectivity between RIM’s BlackBerry Infrastructure and mobile operators around the world using the secure private Sybase® IPX 365™ network. The global service, gives mobile operators a scalable, reliable and cost efficient solution for connecting to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
BARCELONA, Spain – Tonight’s press conference with CEO Stephen Elop at the start of the Mobile World Congress was devoted to delivering clarity. We got a candid yet detailed insight on Friday’s announcement of a strategic partnership with Microsoft to use its operating system for Nokia smartphones. This post covers Stephen’s initial explanation of his and the Nokia Board’s choice.
Stephen wanted to clear up some of the things that perhaps were explained in less detail at Friday’s Finance and Strategy Briefing and, as he said, add some “colour” to the announcement.
There were three possible options for Nokia’s future, he explained. It might pursue the internal route and rely on Symbian and MeeGo to see Nokia through to regaining its mobile crown through further and faster development. Second, the company could go to Google and become another licensee of the Android platform. Third, it could become a licensee of Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
TORONTO, Canada February 14, 2011 – Kobo, the only pure-play global eReading service, today announced its participation at the BlackBerry® booth at Mobile World Congress. Kobo will demonstrate its eReading experience that will come pre-loaded on the highly anticipated BlackBerryÒ PlayBookÔ tablet as well as the Kobo eReading app for BlackBerryÒ smartphones. Kobo spokespeople will be available throughout the show at Stand #7B42 in App Planet Hall 7.
In addition, Kobo Executive Vice President of Business Development, Todd Humphrey, will speak at the booth at 1:00pm each day February 14-16, 2011.
“Mobile World Congress is the meeting place for leaders in the mobile technology market to gather, collaborate, network and discuss,” said Humphrey. “I’m excited to represent Kobo this year alongside our partner, RIM, and share our Kobo shopping and eReading experience for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, a device that is set to shake up the tablet space.”