Bid.com, Research in Motion Enter Strategic Alliance

Bid.Com International
and Research In
Motion Limited
Wednesday entered into an e-commerce
alliance.


The companies confirmed plans this week to develop and market products and
services that enable secure wireless interaction and e-commerce transactions
utilizing Bid.Com’s (BIDS) online auction products and services and RIM’s (RIMM) wireless
products and services.

The partners will focus on developing wireless auction applications for
business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets based on RIM’s
wireless handhelds.

The two companies will also engage in joint business development activities
to foster solutions based on RIM’s BlackBerry Internet Edition and Bid.Com’s
online auctions and e-commerce technology.

“Business-to-business users need both timely information and transaction
security to benefit from mobile commerce,” said David Werezak, vice president of marketing
at Research In Motion.


“The ‘Always On, Always Connected’ design of RIM wireless handhelds supports
these requirements and allows online auction applications to be enhanced and
extended to mobile environments.”


Research In Motion Limited
is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative wireless solutions
for the mobile communications market.


Bid.Com operates in Canada, the U.S., Ireland and
Australia.

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