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IBM Lotus Connections on the BlackBerry

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a terrible mobile phone user. I have hardly any numbers at all stored in my address book and therefore always struggle to ring my colleagues if I’m out and about. So, even before I’ve really tried out any of the other aspects of IBM Lotus Connections on the BlackBerry, the Profiles feature is an absolute revelation. All I have to do is go to the Profiles search page, type in the name, search, and then I can call their number or e-mail that person directly from the results.

This being Connections you can also look up a person’s about-me information and background. And as well as looking them up purely by name you can also perform a search on their information and tags.

Dogear (not pictured here) is also worth a mention – you can search for bookmarks, add new bookmarks, view the most popular, view your own, and view the bookmarks of your watchlist (those people you think are interesting).

I have to confess I don’t when this is scheduled to ship, but you can get some more info at the BlackBerry web site. By the way, the features of future products may be subject to change, etc etc.

BlackBerry screenshots made possible by the Rove Mobile Viewer for BlackBerry.

…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.


Darren Adams • 22 April 2008

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  1. Chris Miller 23 April 2008 - 3:43 pm Reply

    Interesting they let you blog and post screenshots of this closed beta

  2. Darren 23 April 2008 - 4:29 pm Reply

    I checked with Product Management who said it was okay.

  3. Thierry 18 January 2009 - 8:56 pm Reply

    Hi Darren,

    I read your website and thought you might like this new way of getting your Lotus Connections content on your BlackBerry.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Best regards,

    Thierry Lammers
    e-office mobile

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