Blackberry devices to support LotusLive meetings

News from the RIM Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando:

Blackberry logo“IBM Lotus software on the BlackBerry platform redefines what it means to be ‘at work,'” said Bob Picciano, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. “BlackBerry smartphone customers will have access to a suite of Lotus applications, including personal productivity, real-time collaboration and social software tools that can help them work smarter on the go.”



In addition, LotusLive Meetings — a new software service in IBM’s cloud-based portfolio (LotusLive.com) — will soon support the ability to participate in an online meeting on BlackBerry smartphones, making it easy to join a meeting regardless of location. By taking advantage of the 3G network, mobile workers can have an integrated audio and Web conferencing experience from the BlackBerry Bold or BlackBerry Storm smartphone. An open beta program for mobile LotusLive Meetings will be available in June at www.LotusLive.com.

As someone who:
a) attends a lot of LotusLive Meetings both with IBM and customers, and
b) spends a lot of time on the road and on trains
this seems like a wonderful feature to have available.  I’ll let you know as soon as we get any details on availability…

Link: IBM Helps Customers Work Smarter With New Software and Services for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!