PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) Download Site To Offer Applications For RIM 850, RIM 950 and RIM 957 Wireless Handhelds
Toronto, Canada, June 6, 2000 ‚Äì Tucows.com Inc., a leading distributor of software on the Internet, announced today that it will distribute software on its Tucows PDA site to support devices made by Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM). Specifically, Tucows PDA will feature applications for the pager-sized RIM 850 Wireless Handheld and RIM 950 Wireless Handheld and the newer palm-sized RIM 957 Wireless Handheld.
With its distribution capabilities and e-commerce solutions, as well as its developer relationships, Tucows will be able to help create a strong market for third party applications that support the RIM products and services. Tucows and RIM expect particular enthusiasm among the Java community, thanks to RIM’s announcement this week regarding its Java Developer Environment and RIM’s support for Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). Support for J2ME on RIM Wireless Handhelds opens application development to more than two million existing Java developers and offers significant benefits to both end-customers and developers.
‚ÄúRIM‚Äôs wireless products are breaking down barriers in mobile communication,‚Äù said Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows.com Inc. ‚ÄúWe expect demand among our users and the entire PDA community for great software to support these products. We‚Äôre thrilled to play a lead role in delivering that.‚Äù
‚ÄúTucows is able to serve the interests of customers and developers alike by building a virtual market for software applications,” said Mark Guibert, Director of Marketing at Research In Motion. “As the market for wireless applications continues to broaden, the importance of e-business services such as Tucows will continue to grow.
About Tucows.com Inc.
Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 3,700 Internet Service Providers, Web hosting companies and Domain Name Resellers in more than 90 countries around the world, we believe Tucows to be the largest network of its kind. The Tucows site offers over 40,000 software titles in libraries located around the world, providing users with a fast local download. Tucows.com Inc. is an ICANN accredited registrar. It’s division, Tucows Names is the leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations and related services. For more information, please visit: http://www.tucows.com.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications market. Through development and integration of hardware, software and services, RIM provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third part developers and manufacturers in North America and around the world to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products includes the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, the Blackberry wireless email solution, wireless personal computer card adapters, embedded radio-modems and software development tools. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: RIM). Investors may contact email@example.com. Customers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.rim.net.
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