Siemens To Integrate BlackBerry Into Phones

Siemens and RIM will work together to provide integrated data connectivity capabilities on Siemens mobile phones using BlackBerry email, calendar and browser applications. Siemens plans to introduce a BlackBerry-enabled handset based on its own 65 platform for mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2004.

RIM’s BlackBerry Connectâ„¢ licensing program will help Siemens enable its wireless phones to connect to email and corporate data applications via BlackBerry Enterprise Serverâ„¢ using the same secure, push-based wireless architecture and infrastructure that currently supports thousands of companies and government organizations around the world. The companies also intend to work together to enable Siemens mobile phones to connect to BlackBerry Web Client services for individuals and smaller businesses.

“We look forward to working with RIM to integrate the BlackBerry experience with our mobile phones,” said Thorsten Heins, President of Mobile Phones within the Information and Communication Mobile group (Siemens mobile). “Our customers want simplicity, power and style all in one device and the unique push-based BlackBerry services will provide users with always-on access to important information.”

“We are pleased to work with Siemens to offer BlackBerry email, calendar and browser applications on Siemens mobile phones,” said, Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry connectivity on Siemens mobile phones will enable users to stay connected with email and other data applications and allow IT departments and carriers to leverage their existing investments in the BlackBerry platform.”

Siemens plans to introduce a BlackBerry-enabled handset based on its 65 platform for mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2004. The 65 platform is Siemens’ latest platform for mobile phones. The company recently has introduced a variety of phones based on this powerful platform for rich multimedia messaging including digital video and photo capabilities.

Product Review

The Punkt is no dumb phone -- it’s much smarter than you think

Punkt’s second phone, the MP-02, doesn’t follow the generally accepted update cycle, adding only three main new features, one of which is a 4G LTE connection. It’s a fascinating little phone, and you’re going to love it.
Computing

Sending SMS messages from your PC is easier than you might think

Texting is a fact of life, but what to do when you're in the middle of something on your laptop or just don't have your phone handy? Here's how to send a text message from a computer, whether you prefer to use an email client or Windows 10.
Gaming

Here's how you can control your PS4 right from your phone

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can get the most out of the system while on the go.
Mobile

The first Android Q beta is available. Here's what we know about it

Android Pie recently rolled out, but it's already time to look ahead to Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile OS. We've seen a number of rumors and leaks come out about the operating system, and now it's available for beta testing.
Mobile

Apple iPad Mini 5 vs. iPad Mini 4: What’s new in Apple’s long-awaited refresh?

The long-awaited refresh of the iPad Mini is finally here, but just how big an upgrade does the iPad Mini 5 represent? We compare it to the outgoing iPad Mini 4 in various categories to delve into the differences and pick a winner.
Mobile

Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously

With enough juice to power a smartphone up to four times and dual USB charges, the Genius Pack Supercharged carry-on bag can charge two devices simultaneously. The bag also uses eight 360-degree wheels and has a tough exterior shell.
Home Theater

Apple’s new AirPods bring only minor updates to the much-loved originals

Apple has announced its new AirPods, the much-anticipated follow-up to Apple's wildly popular AirPods. With optional wireless charging and hands-free Siri, it's a minor update, but a welcome one.
Mobile

Rooting your Android device is risky. Do it right with our handy guide

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices.
Computing

Changing a PDF into an EPUB file is easier than you might think

If you like to read on a tablet or ebook reader, you'll find that ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. With this guide, we'll show you how to convert a PDF to EPUB in a few quick steps.
Mobile

Does this video show off the Huawei P30 Pro's impressive camera suite?

The Huawei P30 Pro will be announced on March 26. It has already started to leak ahead of this date, and expectations are high that the company will improve even further on the P20 Pro's camera.
Home Theater

Here are some common AirPods problems, and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are among the best fully wireless earbuds we’ve seen, but they’re not perfect. If you’re having trouble, take a look at our guide to the most common problems and what you can do to fix them.
Wearables

Spring is here, and Apple’s beautiful new Watch bands will help you celebrate

Apple knows that seasons matter in the fashion world, and has refreshed its most popular Apple Watch bands to celebrate the arrival of spring. See them all, including our new favorite teal versions, here.
Mobile

Google Fi: Phones, plans, pricing, perks, and more explained

Google's wireless service, formerly Project Fi, now goes by the name of Google Fi, and it's now compatible with a majority of Android phones, as well as iPhones. Here's everything you need to know about Google Fi.
Mobile

Google hit with another fine by the EU, this time for $1.7 billion

Google has been fined for the third time by the EU, this time for breaching antitrust laws by requiring third-party websites using its search function to prioritize its ads over competitors.