Wednesday, April 20, 2005
RIM positions for future
Yesterday, Paul blogged about RIM's intent to develop an LCS client for it's Blackberry Devices. This I think was a great announcement from RIM and hedges the way for continued existence even as pressure from Microsoft (in the way of better versions of ActiveSync) increases.
This morning, I read Ed Brill's blog that RIM has also announced it's intent to include Lotus' Instant messaging client and web conferencing software into it's Blackberry devices.
Why you sly dog, RIM! Actually, the move makes a lot of sense to me. RIM is finding new ways to add functionality that customers want. Also in the article, RIM has signed a separate deal to offer Yahoo's IM client and is also working on deals with AOL and ICQ.