Jumat, 10 Agustus 2012

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BlackBerry PlayBook Being Used for Intergraph Mobile Responder

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:28 PM PDT

Intergraph let us know that they have unveiled their Mobile Responder application for the BlackBerry PlayBook yesterday. Mobile Responder allows police and emergency responders to access Intergraph's Computer-Aided dispatch from a BlackBerry PlayBook and allow the transmission of unit status, dispatch reports, emergency requests and more. Police officers can also access local police database realtime, interact with dispatch centers and view event details.

This is another sign that the QNX platform is gaining traction in key areas such as security where stability is key. Check out the press release below!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Intergraph® presents the Intergraph Mobile Responder application for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at the upcoming Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Annual Conference in Nova Scotia, Canada. Mobile Responder gives police and emergency responders in the field access to Intergraph's Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) system from a mobile device. Mobile Responder's rich interface allows the transmission of unit status, dispatch reports, incident updates and emergency requests from a BlackBerry PlayBook.

The Mobile Responder application extends the power of the command center to remote teams and accelerates critical decision-making and incident management in the field. Interfacing with a BlackBerry PlayBook, field officers can access local police databases in real-time, view event details and interact with dispatch centers to provide and receive incident reports.

"Intergraph is very excited about Mobile Responder. It offers the functionality officers need in the field, on the platforms being deployed today," says Mark Patrick, Intergraph's Public Safety Business Development Manager in Canada. "The consistent interface will allow officers to be more efficient, whether deployed in vehicles or on foot."

Officers will also benefit from real-time chat capabilities and location verification from GPS tracking capabilities found in the PlayBook. Mobile Responder fosters public confidence with its secured transmission and storage of data found in BlackBerry devices. Police chiefs, field agents and dispatch officers in attendance at CACP will be able to receive personal demonstrations of the Mobile Responder application on PlayBook by Intergraph experts and representatives from BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM). In addition, Intergraph will also demonstrate its Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) system that is integral to Mobile Responder.

Adding to Intergraph's footprint at the CACP show is the exhibition of a police cruiser outfitted by Darta Enterprises, a contracted manufacturer to public safety agencies. A Darta representative will be in the Intergraph booth with the police cruiser, which will have a BlackBerry PlayBook mounted inside, in place of the traditional cruiser notebook computers. This showcases the emergence of new cruisers where officers will be able to work faster and smarter for their communities.

"Utilizing the BlackBerry PlayBook, Intergraph is bringing useful information to the fingertips of law enforcement officers and emergency responders in a fast, convenient, secure and affordable way," said Paolo DeNarda, Senior Business Development Manager, Research In Motion. "This is another great example of how BlackBerry developers are finding new ways to leverage the power of the BlackBerry solution and add significant value for customers."

Intergraph will be exhibiting in booths 225, 227, 324 and 326 at the CACP Annual Conference, which takes place August 19 – 22, 2012, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Details can be found online at www.cacpconference.ca.

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Posted by Terrence T for ©BerryReview, August 9, 2012, 11:28 pm. | BlackBerry PlayBook Being Used for Intergraph Mobile Responder | Leave a comment |

Mformation Technologies $147.2M patent verdict overturned in favor of Research In Motion

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:20 PM PDT


Back in July, we let you know that Mformation was awarded a patent lawsuit verdict against RIM to the tune of $8 for each BlackBerry using Mformation's patent in the US. Well, apparently, RIM had a chance to appeal and this time around, the odds were with them. Mformation Technologies can appeal but considering the original filing was in 2008 and a new filing can’t recount the previous judgement, I presume they won’t even bother or if they do, it’ll be a few years before we hear about it again. May the odds ever be with us.

Here’s the full Press Release:

Verdict Overturned in Favor of Research In Motion in Mformation Patent Case

WATERLOO, ONTARIO– Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today learned that the Judge in a patent action brought by Mformation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted RIM’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, concluding that the evidence did not support the Jury’s finding of patent infringement.

After considering motions presented by both parties, as well as the jury verdict (which was announced by RIM on July 14, 2012), the Judge determined that RIM had not infringed on Mformation’s patent. In granting RIM’s motion, the Judge also vacated the $147.2 million jury award, which means that RIM is not required to make any payment to Mformation. Mformation has the right to appeal the Judge’s ruling; however if Mformation successfully appeals the ruling, the jury verdict would not be reinstated and instead a new trial would occur.

“We appreciate the Judge’s careful consideration of this case. RIM did not infringe on Mformation’s patent and we are pleased with this victory,” said Steve Zipperstein, RIM’s Chief Legal Officer. “The purpose of the patent system is to encourage innovation, but the system is still too often exploited in pursuit of other goals. Many policy makers have already recognized the need to address this problem and we call on others to join them as this case clearly highlights the significant need for continuing policy reform to help reduce the amount of resources wasted on unwarranted patent litigation.”

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “intend,” “believe”, and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by RIM in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that RIM believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause RIM’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of RIM’s Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on RIM’s forward-looking statements. RIM has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

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Posted by Terrence T for ©BerryReview, August 9, 2012, 11:20 pm. | Mformation Technologies $147.2M patent verdict overturned in favor of Research In Motion | Leave a comment |

Giveaway: Win A SuperTooth Crystal

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:00 AM PDT

face1-4SuperTooth makes some really nice hands free car speakerphone's and one of those devices in their line is the SuperTooth Crystal. This new device adds quite a bit of features in a user friendly device. I used the predecessor of this new device and it provides an excellent way to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The SuperTooth Crystal adds quite a few new features including music streaming with A2DP enabled phones. The SuperTooh provides a loud and clear voice for conversations while you are on the road.

SuperTooth: Crystal

controlSuperTooth's newest introduction to its Bluetooth Speakerphone line – the Crystal – featuring an ultra sleek, stylish and slim design

  • Attaches to car's sun visor via a durable, magnetic clip
  • Allows for instant hands-free calling in any type of vehicle
  • Features automatic pairing and multi-point technology connecting up to 2 phones simultaneously
  • Streams music directly from all Bluetooth A2DP-enabled phones and announces turn-by-turn navigation from a Bluetooth A2DP-enabled smartphones
  • Supports voice recognition dialing for phones equipped with this feature
  • Provides 20 hours of hands-free talk time (40 days of stand-by) with each 3 hour charge of its lithium ion battery
  • Stay in touch in style, the Crystal is available in brushed metal black

Technical specifications

  • Talk time: 20 hours
  • Stand-by time: 1 000 hours
  • Charging time: 3 hours
  • Battery type: Lithium-Ion
  • Bluetooth hands-free kit version 3.0
  • Quick fixation on sun visor via metal clip
  • Headset and hands-free profiles
  • Multipoint : 2 phones can be paired simultaneously
  • Streams the music of your phone / Announces GPS instructions of your smartphone via Bluetooth A2DP profile
  • Low batt audio signal
  • Automatic pairing
  • Full Duplex
  • DSP
  • Operating range : 10 meters
  • Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • Voice recognition dialling (if phone supports)
  • Last call redial
  • Reject incoming call

Giveaway:  SuperTooth and BerryReview are giving one lucky reader a chance to win one of these awesome Speakerphones, and all you have to do is leave a comment below. Comments must be left before Monday August 13th.

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Posted by Luis Merlos for ©BerryReview, August 9, 2012, 11:00 am. | Giveaway: Win A SuperTooth Crystal | 40 comments |

Foursquare Gets Big Update in BlackBerry App World v5.2.2

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:09 AM PDT

The team at Foursquare have updated their BlackBerry app today to version 5.2.2. The Foursquare team listened to BlackBerry users and brought back a feature they originally took away in the previous update. So this is an rather interesting update. Here's what has changed in this updated version:

  • The nearby friends view is back
  • Local updates from businesses now show in the Friends tab
  • See promoted updates (and specials) in the Explore tab
  • Small design tweaks and speed improvements

You can grab Foursquare for free in BlackBerry App World by clicking the link below.
Download Foursquare for BlackBerry
You might have to refresh your App World cache if you can’t update your application :)

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Posted by Terrence T for ©BerryReview, August 9, 2012, 10:09 am. | Foursquare Gets Big Update in BlackBerry App World v5.2.2 | One comment |

The Joy Of Tech & Conan Have A Laugh At Samsung and Apple’s Bickering

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:30 AM PDT

bberryThe patents disputes are getting somewhat ridiculous these days, specially among tech giants; it is hard to keep up with all the lawsuits going on between Apple and it's competitors. I am not saying they shouldn't protect their intellectual property, but some of the things such as arguing over the fact that somebody used similar icons, and the same arrangements are some what ridiculous. There are only so many ways you can arrange icons on a phone screen if you look at it that way. If any thing am sure Apple copied (Sony, BlackBerry, Palm to name a few) on some of the ideas about icon arrangements, as I remember those were some of the first PDA's to feature icons on home screens. Sure the lawsuits are more than just about icon arrangements.. but will let the courts decide on that, in the mean time check out the funny side of things thanks to Conan and they Joy of Tech..



















Via: TechCruch and AllthingsD

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