WES 2009

WES 2009 News

Web-Based BlackBerry Widgets En Route

The most eye-catching of the many sessions at RIM’s Wireless Enterprise Symposium was the introduction of BlackBerry widgets, which are built entirely on web-based languages. This is the horn Palm is busy tooting for WebOS, but RIM’s take will be a little different. They’re essentially working on a hybrid system which will allow developers to…

RealPlayer Working on Mobile Video Conversion Software

RealPlayer had a booth at WES showing off a very handy utility that’s still in the works (and so no pics), but certainly worth a mention. Their desktop application chews through videos and compresses them to a mobile-friendly format for a variety of different platforms. Of course support for all the latest BlackBerrys was shown…

Hands-On with Lenovo Constant Connect for BlackBerry

Lenovo’s Constant Connect card was launched shortly before WES 2009, and while at the show, I got a chance to take a looksee for myself. The acessory basically plugs into a ThinkPad and lets your e-mails recieved by BlackBerry get shunted right through to Outlook on your computer. The real genius here is that this…

Hands-On with AT&T BlackBerry 8900

So, there was no BlackBerry 9630 Niagara/Tour announcement at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium as we had all hoped, but AT&T was more than happy to show off their newest baby, the BlackBerry 8900 Curve. T-Mobile may have already had it for a few months, but no doubt there will be plenty of folks married to…

Tether Your Mac with TetherBerry

I was dubious of TetherBerry at their initial launch, since their way of circumventing carrier tethering plans and policies could be a risk to subscribers violating terms of service, let alone the fact that tethering capabilities are already built into Windows and BlackBerry natively, but their latest update is most definitely worth a nod. Mac…

RIM Tantalizes with Wireless Presentation Solution

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis coyly hinted at what was called the BlackBerry Wireless Presentation solution in his day 1 keynote at WES 2009. In his brief mention, it was described as something that would display Powerpoint presentations right from your BlackBerry. There’s already a little something called ShowMate, but it’s a fairly awkward, hardware-based solution.…

7digital to Offer DRM-Free Music to BlackBerry this Summer

DevelopIQ is getting in on the mobile music scene in a serious way at WES 2009 with 7digital. With a number of music licenses comparable to Apple, 7digital will offer DRM-free music downloaded over the air to BlackBerrys this summer. That alone is pretty sweet, but 7digital’s massive license library has attracted the attention of…

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