SPOTLIGHT: Trend: Next step for RIM and the BB


We've all heard it before, but RIM's senior product manager David Heit said the next big thing in mobile computing could be location and presence-based capabilities. Heit didn't specify which business applications these services will involve. "I'm waiting now for the business demand," Heit said. RIM is experimenting with cutting back on some functionality--like an enterprise server that does not include e-mail is in beta testing now at RIM. Police or maintenance staff want remote access to data but not email. "It allows us to reach more segments without the overhead of an email account," he said. "From the beta participation, the interest in this is really great." Article

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