BlackBerry KEY2

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry introduced its new smartphone, with a physical keyboard (hat tip, Vowe ). I have fond memories of my BlackBerry days, and there are still activities that I did with my BlackBerry Bold – such as live blogging conference talks – that I have never tried with an iPhone.

BlackBerry BBX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced BBX, a new multi-device mobile platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets: " BBX is the next generation platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. It combines the best of BlackBerry and the best of QNX and is designed from the ground up to enable the powerful real-time mobile experiences that distinguish BlackBerry products and services. I'm a long time BlackBerry user.

RIM BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing 2.0

Michael Sampson - Currents

The app also integrates with the BlackBerry® Calendar allowing users to quickly and easily schedule and join conference calls directly from within the Calendar. Read more: RIM BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing 2.0.

RIM BlackBerry World

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion hosted BlackBerry World 2011 this past week, in Florida. As an avid BlackBerry user, while I didn't attend, I was interested in the following: 1. The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones , that combine a keyboard and a touch-sensitive display. New device and security management capabilities for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet, with forthcoming support for Android and iOS-based devices too.

Bravo! RIM - BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint , an app for BlackBerry devices: " Connectivity between BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers is made possible with the market-leading BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. The complete solution features: - Client app integration with core BlackBerry features and functions such as email, calendar, browser, and Universal Search providing an intuitive user experience.

BlackBerry: Not Just for Office Guys

Michael Sampson - Currents

Looks like Vodafone in India is working to show the greater reach of BlackBerry outside of the office. The funniest thing in the movie for me is the look of distain on the original "BlackBerry boys" faces when the others come in and claim equal rights.

BlackBerry 10 - New Capabilities, Coming in January 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September RIM showed off BlackBerry 10. There's a pop-up on-screen keyboard on the device that was shown, rather than the traditional BlackBerry physical keyboard. - a range of new touch gestures, for using the BlackBerry and moving around within applications.

BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint — Update on Calendar Integration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I pointed to RIM's announcement on its BlackBerry Client for SharePoint. The calendar integration to the BlackBerry calendar was of particular interest to me, as I haven't seen this done before.

BlackBerry: Back to Enterprise, But Has the Enterprise Moved On?

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry is re-emphasising its focus on the enterprise market : For the past six months BlackBerry has been planning a resurgence in the enterprise space. Until the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and BB10 mobile OS, the company’s main focus had been providing enterprise software in the form of BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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Review of the RIM BlackBerry Bold

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been using an evaluation unit of the RIM BlackBerry Bold for two months. In short, it is the best BlackBerry that I have used to date (vs. With the Blackberry, making the decision about how much stuff you will carry around with you is not an upfront pre-purchase decision, as it is with the iPhone. That's always been a promise of BlackBerry devices -- "it just works" -- and it's no different this time. iPhone vs BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Management Center - An Online Management Service for Small Businesses with BlackBerries

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion released (or if they had it before, kudos) the BlackBerry Management Center , a web-based service for managing BlackBerry devices in small and medium-sized businesses: " BlackBerry Management Center is a free online service for small businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets.

5 Minutes with the BlackBerry Playbook

Michael Sampson - Currents

A FedEx package arrived to the office this afternoon in Geneva, and inside was a 7" BlackBerry Playbook. When you swipe your finger on the word "BlackBerry" at the bottom on the Playbook (or whatever is the "bottom" of the screen based on orientation), you head back to the main screen. It wasn't for me, but I got a chance to have 5 minutes with it. Some immediate comments: 1. It's not immediately obvious how to go back to the main screen. There was no button to push.

One US Government Agency Dropping the BlackBerry - Hello iPhone

Michael Sampson - Currents

The US Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency is dropping the BlackBerry for 17,600 employees and moving to the iPhone. The reasoning behind the transition was recently published: " RIM's BlackBerry phones have been favored by law enforcement agencies around the world because of the high-level of security they provided, which makes the ICE decision significant.

RIM BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 : ". a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud.

RIM Unveils the BlackBerry PlayBook ("BlackBook" would be a better name)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion took the wraps off a new addition to its device line up today - the BlackBerry PlayBook. The PlayBook was announced at RIM's BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 conference in San Francisco today. I'm a big fan of BlackBerry devices, and choose a BlackBerry over an iPhone 3 or 4.

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


As things are starting to settle back in, after a couple of hiccups with WordPress plugins here and there, following the hardware upgrade debacle of my hosting provider over the course of the weekend (Thank goodness everything turned out all right eventually!),

Technology Friend or Foe for Work/Life Balance?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

What I struggled with for years was how to put down the technology that tied me to the office - at Dell it was my blackberry, aka crackberry. And having a blackberry in your hand kept you wired to the world - mostly email. I like technology, not love, but like.

RIM PlayBook - Four Models are Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, RIM announced four upcoming editions of the RIM PlayBook, to be available in the second half of 2011: " RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.

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Electric Gadget Inter-City Challenges

Portals and KM

New York has 56% more BlackBerries than San Francisco. Boston: 44% more BlackBerries. 53% more Blackberries. So the East coast seems the winner in BlackBerries and e-Readers. Retrevo does some interesting surveys that I have covered before. Their new Gadget Census study pits the following U.S. cities against each other to see who has the most consumer electronics per capita.

New Mobile Software from IBM for Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM announced the availability of mobile device support for IBM Lotus Connections , with apps available for BlackBerry, Android, and Apple devices (shown above): " With today's news, IBM is delivering its industry leading Connections social networking software for mobile devices.

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A RIM PlayBook App for RBS Clients

Michael Sampson - Currents

RBS Global Banking and Markets announced it has developed an informational app for its clients for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBack : " RBS Global Banking and Markets (GBM) today announced it will offer institutional clients access to world-class fixed income, commodity and currency (FICC) research and strategy with a new app developed for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the latest innovation in mobile technology from Research In Motion (RIM).

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A New Watch Experience

Michael Sampson - Currents

The inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry is nearing the end of its testing phase, and will soon be available to purchase. inPulse extends the functionality of your BlackBerry smartphone, so when you're in a pinch you can check your inPulse instead of fumbling around with your phone. ".

Kindle edition of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

Eventually it will be available on other platforms, but we’re starting with Kindle since free Kindle apps are available on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7! It has been a while in coming!

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‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


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IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had the opportunity today to present a slide showing our current and planned future device support for IBM collaboration and Lotus solutions on the relevant enterprise mobile platforms -- Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. ".

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Kerio Workspace 1.1

Michael Sampson - Currents

an online file and content sharing platform with a new touch-based mobile web interface for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. Kerio released Version 1.1 of Kerio Workspace , its collaboration platform, with an emphasis on better mobility support: " Kerio Technologies, Inc.

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RIM Sinks 16%

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced disappointing sales of its BlackBerry devices and suffered a 16% decline in its stock price : " Very disappointing sales of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets during the last quarter led RIM to cut its full-year profit expectations by 30%. RIM said its forthcoming operating system, BlackBerry OS 7, will enable a slew of sexy, high-end product launches across the globe that will get the company out of its current funk.

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IBM adds New Mobility Options to LotusLive Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

A new service, IBM LotusLive Notes Hosted BlackBerry, offers a fixed-price, pay as you go full BES capability listing at US$10/user/month. Read more: Ed Brill, LotusLive Notes adds Hosted BlackBerry, Android, other new features. IBM announced the addition of new mobility capabilities to its hosted edition of Lotus Notes - LotusLive Notes. Today's service update is notable mainly for the improvements to mobile access for LotusLive Notes.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares The days of emailing out a PDF to a small group of journalists and hoping they will open the attachment on their blackberry – lol – and act on it are over.

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Unified Endpoint Management – and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gartner published its latest analysis of the Unified Endpoint Management market late last week, with VMware, Microsoft, IBM, BlackBerry, and MobileIron ranked as the leaders.

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Text Entry on Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

what's coming from RIM in BlackBerry 10. The physical keyboard on the BlackBerry devices continues to be the gold standard, in my view. When I was a BlackBerry user, I thought nothing of sitting in a conference session and blogging the session using my BlackBerry - with my thumbs on both hands doing the typing.

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Mobile Iron for Managing Mobile Devices with Corporate Data

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion enables security of BlackBerry devices via profiles, configuration settings, and encryption. The RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server has been a boon for corporate control of BlackBerry devices.

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Seasonal uncertainty


Today, out for a run on the trails, I saw a couple of people picking blackberries At the weekend I saw my first outdoor Christmas house decorations of the year.

News Updates (January 13, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry for Connections and Quickr. IBM announced the availability of Lotus Connections and Lotus Quickr clients for the BlackBerry. " The BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections and BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Quickr allows people to collaborate in real time with their colleagues, maintain their productivity while away from their desk, and speed up decision making while "on the go". RIM BlackBerry Presenter.

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ConceptDRAW Integration with Evernote; Multi-Device Sync and Access

Michael Sampson - Currents

Evernote supports iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Web OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – opening up the possibilities for referencing your mind map data. ConceptDRAW announced an integration with Evernote, to allow for various levels of integration between mindmaps and the Evernote service: "ConceptDraw MINDMAP can now, with the press of a button, save a single topic or a branch to Evernote for your future reference.

Moxie Employees Spaces - Now for Mobile and with Rich Media

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of notes: - there is an app for the iPhone, and an enhanced experience for BlackBerry and other devices.

Kindle edition of Digital Habitats

Learning Alliances

Eventually it will be available on other platforms, but we’re starting with Kindle since free Kindle apps are available on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7! It has been a while in coming! People have been asking about an e-book version of Digital Habitats since it was published almost 3 years ago! It seems logical, given that technology is a central theme of the book.

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Pétanque, seule


I got this one using the wretchedly feeble camera on my Blackberry. I had a previous example of this apparent evidence of the relentless decline of social capital, poorly photographed in the south of England. Spotted several hundred miles further south, on the Mediterranean coast last weekend.

RIM Released OS 2.0 for PlayBook #playbook #rim #mobility

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two of the five new features are: " Integrated email client with a powerful unified inbox : With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Research In Motion released version 2.0 of the PlayBook operating system. you have the option to use a unified inbox that consolidates all messages in one place, including messages from Facebook®, LinkedIn® and Twitter®, as well as personal and work email accounts.

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News Updates (November 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion and Adobe announced a partnership, so users of Adobe Creative Suite can extend content to BlackBerry devices. These graphics assets can then be easily imported into BlackBerry application development tools. Cisco on Collaboration.

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Mobile Devices for Collaboration - Recent News (Wednesday, June 30)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Huddle released a BlackBerry application for its collaboration service. Huddle has released a full native app for BlackBerry. Cisco announced the Cisco Cius for on-the-go video communications. Supports Cisco TelePresence equipment, as an endpoint. - " Cisco Cius offers HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud. ".

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Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

Michael Sampson - Currents

If David is only referring to small form-factor devices, like the iPhone and BlackBerry, then I'd be in greater agreement. Both the iPhone and BlackBerry support editing of Microsoft Office documents - given that a light touch may be all that's required, perhaps it is possible. The forthcoming Research In Motion PlayBook supports seamless integration via Bluetooth with the user's BlackBerry.

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News Updates (February 15, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

RIM introduced an invite-only beta of a new Twitter client for BlackBerry clients. " Our first impression of it is that the interface of the application looks awfully similar to that of Facebook for BlackBerry. We’re learning that just like the Facebook app for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry does not cache tweets, so you have to wait a few seconds every time you access Twitter for BlackBerry for the stream of updates to load. Microsoft After RIM.

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