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July 31, 2009  4:24 AM

Google Apps for BES

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Google Apps Connector, RIM

Hi folks, some more news from the BlackBerry front. So the latest salvo fired in the mobility wars comes from Google and BlackBerry. You've all heard of Google Apps, and you've all heard of GMail. Currently you can receive your GMail on your BlackBerry by installing the GMail app. Unfortunately...

June 30, 2009  12:54 PM

BlackBerry app making a buzz!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BigTinCan, BlackBerries, BlackBerry, BuzzMe, RIM, ring and vibrate

Hi folks, so there is this cool new app for all you BlackBerry users out there. It's called BuzzMe and it's made by BigTinCan! What does this app do? It vibrates your BlackBerry of course! Now you may ask, why the heck would I want that, my BlackBerry already vibrates! True, but does your...

June 29, 2009  12:58 AM

RIM doing well despite the iPhone

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, BlackBerry, business users, iPhone, Javelin, market share, personal users, RIM, smart phone, smartphone, social networking, Storm

Hi folks, so recently RIM has been claiming more market share due to their BlackBerry phones. Recent reports have pegged RIM at having 55 percent of the smart phone market share in the industry. This is more than any of the competing companies going against RIM. Even Apple! So despite the poor...

June 15, 2009  12:11 PM

How’s BlackBerry App World doing?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
App Store, App World, Apple, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, RIM

Hi folks, I'd thought I'd take a moment to speak about App World again. Now that it has been out there for a while I thought I'd offer up my opinion on what I think of it.  For those of you that don't know, App World is the application store for BlackBerry devices. This is RIM's answer to Apple's...

April 29, 2009  3:27 PM

Twitter for your BlackBerry!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry,, RIM, Twitter, TwitterBerry

So with Twitter getting more and more popular I finally caved in and decided to try it out. My honest opinion? It's like Facebook without all the extra stuff. Basically like doing Facebook updates. Having said that, I have tons of friends on Twitter so I finally...

April 15, 2009  6:24 PM

Epic Technology Day is here again!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Citrix, conference, Epic, HP, Manitoba, Raj Perumal, RIM, Technology Day, The musings of an IT Consultant, Victoria Inn, VMWare, Watchguard, Winnipeg

Hi folks, once again it's time for Epic Technology Day! This is the day long conference my company holds twice a year. Unfortunately due to many ongoing projects I won't be presenting this year, but I will be in attendance. Lots of new things to look forward to at Tech Day this year, including...

April 1, 2009  5:10 PM

BlackBerry App World is here!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
applications, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry applications, ITunes App store, RIM

Hi folks! The wait is finally over! BlackBerry App World is here! It launched today! What's that you might ask? It's RIM's answer to the ITunes app store! RIM realized that what they were lacking with the BlackBerry devices was a single portal where users could go to get all their apps. They...

March 31, 2009  2:38 PM

New Message Indicator still displays on BlackBerry even though all are read

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, new message indicator, new message indicator still displays even though all messages are read, new message indicator won't go away, new messages, Raj Perumal, RIM, saved messages, The musings of an IT Consultant, view saved messages

Hi folks, today I want to show you how to fix a common problem with BlackBerries. One of the common things that I find happening is with your new message indicator. Whenever you receive an e-mail from someone it will cause a small icon to appear at the top of the screen indicating you have "x"...

January 26, 2009  3:42 PM

Ouch! RIM’s CEOs are hit with a major fine!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
$80 million dollar fine, BlackBerry, James Balsillie, Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, RIM, RIM CEOs, stock backdating

So this just in from stock land! Apparently RIM's CEOs have been accused of backdating stocks! They've been fined $80 million dollars. I don't know if this is true or not, only time will tell, but I do have to ask them this if they are guilty - don't you have enough money already? Do you really...

November 9, 2008  10:55 PM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System (BES MVS)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Ascendant Voice Mobility Suite, BES MVS, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, BlackBerry MVS Services, MVS Client, RIM

Hi folks, so here's a nice new product from the folks at RIM. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, or BES MVS for short. It's an add-on that you purchase to implement in your BES environment and what it gives you is the ability to leverage your VOIP system for use with your BlackBerry...

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