New IBM Lotus applications available on BlackBerry platform

January 20, 2010 • Gadgets and Gaming

BlackBerry Bold 9700

Research In Motion (RIM) announced that it is further mobilizing IBM Lotus Software for BlackBerry platform, to support enterprises in social networking and mobile collaboration.

RIM launched two new BlackBerry applications using IBM’s Lotus Software, IBM Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections, designed for mobile collaboration and social networking within organizations.

“We have built these powerful BlackBerry applications for Lotus Software in order to make it very easy for mobile workers to tap into their enterprise knowledge-bases and stay connected with colleagues; and, equally important, we have made it easy for IT departments to align with corporate policies and efficiently deliver these capabilities in a protected and manageable environment”, said David Yach, CTO for Software at Research In Motion.

The new BlackBerry Client for IBM Loyus Quickr enables secure mobile access to IBM’s document-based collaboration software from BlackBerry smartphones, while IBM Lotus Connections supports enterprise social networking on BlackBerry platform. Both solutions join previously released IBM Lotus Sametime for unified communications and collaboration.

The BlackBerry applications for IBM Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections offer a range of benefits to enterprise customers including fast access to information without logging in, optimized mobile use, multitasking that allow multiple applications running at the same time, integration with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for strong encryption and high security standards and mobile application management.

For more information about BlackBerry apps for IBM Lotus software, visit

Research In Motion is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications.

RIM’s portfolio of products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements.

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