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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
We have been covering about increasing competition being faced by RIM and the Squeeze on RIM. eWeek reports that Nokia is all set to launch a wireless e-mail access platform that could provide the first real challenge to RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The Nokia Business Center is a behind-the-firewall software platform that lets customers read and delete corporate e-mail on their wireless devices. The main difference between it and RIM's platform is that Nokia is not charging a client license for basic e-mail access. Nokia officials said the company is targeting customers that want to deploy wireless e-mail to employees "beyond the corner office." Many BlackBerry deployments go beyond that already, but licensing costs are a common complaint. I am an active Blackberry user – but the software and the handsets have significant performance & features related issues. While I certainly like using the blackberry’s pervasive connect and pushmail abilities, several times I feel that we are all being used by RIM as beta testers. Whenever I go international roaming during my frequent travels , usage of blackberry is never incident free and I can be straight – the user interface and handset features definitely SUCKS.
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