Lenovo, RIM Team To Enhance Mobile Communication

Lenovo Constant Connect will leverage the strengths of the BlackBerry solution and Lenovo ThinkPad laptops to deliver users real-time access to enterprise-based e-mail.

hidden February 17, 2009 12:58:40 IST
Lenovo, RIM Team To Enhance Mobile Communication

As per a recent development, Lenovo and Research In Motion (RIM) have joined hands to promote new Lenovo mobile solutions that will help on-the-go business users enhance their mobile computing and communications experience through tighter integration between Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computers and BlackBerry smartphones.

Leveraging Lenovo's R&D capabilities and engineering prowess in laptop computers together with RIM's expertise in smartphones and wireless solutions, Lenovo plans to develop and deliver a range of solutions and technologies that can help professionals conduct business more effectively on the go.

Lenovo Constant Connect, the first solution developed by Lenovo, will leverage the strengths of the BlackBerry solution and Lenovo ThinkPad laptops to deliver users flexible, real-time access to enterprise-based e-mail. Lenovo Constant Connect will allow enterprise e-mail received on a user's BlackBerry smartphone to be automatically synchronised via Bluetooth onto the user's ThinkPad laptop–even if the ThinkPad laptop is off–without the user having to take any additional steps.

This level of integration and availability improves access to e-mail on the Lenovo ThinkPad laptop from wherever a BlackBerry smartphone can access a connection. In addition to greater flexibility and convenience, it can also reduce the need to use the laptop with fee-based Wi-Fi networks. Lenovo Constant Connect is expected to be available from Lenovo and its business partners in the second quarter of 2009 in the US, and to be rolled out in markets around the world later in 2009.

"With more and more mobile professionals relying on both their BlackBerry smartphone and ThinkPad laptop PC, we view better integration between the two devices as a necessity. This announcement is the first step in combining these solutions to deliver a more useful mobile work experience," said Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

"Lenovo is adding significant value for our mutual customers by developing tighter and more seamless integration between Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and BlackBerry smartphones," said Jim Balsillie, co-CEO, Research In Motion. "By leveraging the push-based connectivity of the BlackBerry solution, Lenovo Constant Connect will simplify e-mail synchronisation on the laptop and provide mobile professionals with greater flexibility to manage their e-mail on the move."

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