Verizon, RIM Launch New BlackBerry Software
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) has teamed up with Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) to deliver a wireless e-mail and data solution specifically designed for small and midsize businesses. BlackBerry Professional Software offers cost-efficient enterprise-grade security, control and performance.
BlackBerry Professional Software provides access for up to 30 wireless users and can be installed onto a company's in-house Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino messaging and collaboration server. The software also supports Java- and Internet-based applications so that companies can develop custom applications for mobile employees.
"Our small-business customers now have a mobility solution that allows user-friendly wireless access to e-mail, calendar, Internet, and intranet applications with advanced security," Rob Miller, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless, said in a statement. "BlackBerry Professional Software from Verizon Wireless addresses the needs of small businesses for an in-house solution that is affordable, simple to install and easy to manage."