RIM to introduce advanced Multimedia features, Wi-Fi and GPS
According to RIM's co-CEO James Balsillie, by the end f the year the company will release a version of its BlackBerry device that will use both Wi-Fi and cellular technology. RIM is also planning to expand its BlackBerry Connect service which allows non-Blackberry devices to use its services. Around July the service will be available for Palm devices and it is expected that 20 more would be able to use it by the end of the year. According to Mr. Balsillie, many new multimedia features will also be introduced, such as mp3 players, video, image capture and memory extension. GPS will soon be included in all BlackBerry devices, except those working with a Bluetooth GPS receiver. When questioned about rumors that RIM was in discussions to buy Palm, he refused to give definite answers.