Research In Motion is
gearing up to plug IBM's Lotus Instant Messaging and Web conferencing software
into its BlackBerry wireless devices.
Support for the software will arrive
in RIM's lineup later this year, the companies said Tuesday. Under the
deal between RIM and IBM, BlackBerry owners will be able to use the Lotus
Instant Messaging client to reach their existing corporate IM contacts.
The support will also enable server-based
tracking of messages, a feature aimed at helping businesses comply with
government information guidelines.
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