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RIM Virtual BlackBerry Software

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Research In Motion (RIM) announced plans to roll out new software that will let users turn smartphones running on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform into virtual BlackBerries. RIM plans to offer the software for a number of devices running Windows Mobile 6.0. Once installed, it will provide users with access to BlackBerry applications like its email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser, instant messaging and other applications. he new BlackBerry application suite will complement existing Windows Mobile 6 functionality and will appear as an icon on the screen in the same manner as other third-party applications. Key benefits of running the new BlackBerry application suite on a Windows Mobile-based device will include: email, phone, text messaging, browser, instant messaging and organizer with a consistent user interface and messaging experience, BlackBerry “push” technology – messages and information updates can be delivered automatically to the Windows Mobile-based device, enabling users to be more responsive to colleagues, clients, friends and family, Support for BlackBerry Mobile Data System (BlackBerry MDS) allowing organizations to develop their own BlackBerry applications or deploy third-party BlackBerry applications that can run on Windows Mobile-based devices as well as BlackBerry smartphones, support for various input methods, including QWERTY keyboards, 5-way navigation, touch screen and stylus operation so users can continue to use the unique hardware features of their Windows Mobile-based device, support on BlackBerry Internet Service, which provides push-based email from up to 10 supported email accounts (including most popular ISP accounts), attachment viewing and web browsing with optimized wireless efficiency as well as support on BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino or Novell GroupWise to provide synchronized, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data with the industry’s most advanced security features, over-the-air IT policy enforcement capabilities and optimized wireless efficiency.
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[tags]Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, phone, RIM, ISP accounts, IBM Lotus[/tags]