BrightBytes™: RIM, Batteries, Truefax, Worms, Pocket RDA

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Research In Motion has filed its most recent quarterly report. It had a net loss of $14.3 million, or 18 cents per share, meeting analysts’ expectations. It had $73.4 million in revenue, slightly less than its $80 million in revenue the same quarter last year. There were about 48,000 new Blackberry users during the quarter, bringing the total to 403,000. The company said the CDMA version of the Blackberry won’t be ready for several months. RIM spent $4.9 million during the quarter suing other companies for patent infringement.

Laptops for Less offers replacement internal batteries for the iPAQ and Jornada series. Prices range from $60 to $65. The company will soon begin offering replacement batteries for Palm’s m500 series and the i705.

KSE Software has released KSE Truefax 2.0, which allows users to send and recieve faxes from their Pocket PC. Users can send faxes to users or groups of users directly from Outlook, and can create customized fax cover sheets for frequent recipients. It sells for $35.

Hexacto has announced it is going to port Team 17’s Worms World Party to the Pocket PC and Palm OS platforms. These will be available online and in retail stores in the first quarter of 2003. Players of Worms World Party control an army of four worms, each of whom are dropped into combat zones against rival worm factions. Using the wide array of weapons at their disposal – including homing missiles, shotguns and air strikes – the aim of the game is to wipe out the opposing teams.

GUI Innovations has finished Pocket RDA, which allows Pocket PC users to access any ODBC or ADO database on a server. Users can run queries; insert, update, and delete data; execute stored procedures; and more. The application is finished and a free 30-day trial is available but the final release is waiting for the company to decide on pricing.

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