BrightBytes™: RIM, T-Mobile, Pocket Informant, and More

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Research in Motion has announced the results of its most recent financial quarter, which ended November 30. It posted a GAAP net loss for the quarter of $92.3 million, or $1.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $14.3 million or $0.18 per share in the previous quarter. Some of the additional loss came from the $23 million that had to be set aside to pay for a judgement against RIM in a patent infringement lawsuit. (Read more). On the positive side, the number of people using the company’s products is up. There are now 463,000 subscribers to the Blackberry service, an increase of 60,000.

T-Mobile is now offering a ROM update for its Pocket PC Phone Edition wireless handheld. This offers faster data connection speeds, an updated version of the Windows Media Player, and other improvements.

Pocket Informant 3.45 is now available. Some of the changes include a new Universal Search tab, Month View Zooming, and quite a few all around visual and performance improvements. It’s a free upgrade to all version 3 users.

Panasonic is going to demonstrate its 1 GB SD card at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. It first announced this card in October but said it would be a year before it was released because it was too expensive to make. Though it will be showing the card off at CES, it doesn’t look like Panasonic has changed its mind about releasing it.

Spb Software House has launched a Customer Rewards program. Whenever a customer purchases software from Spb, they’ll get one-third of their purchase back in the form of points, which can then be redeemed for software products. Its entire software library is available to customers with Spb Rewards Points.

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