Bayalink announces BlackBerry connector for iPad

Bayalink Liberty
By Adam Zeis on 8 Mar 2011 12:33 pm EST
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Bayalink hasn't been much in the spotlight, but we have checked them out a few times in the past. If you're not familiar with them, the idea is basically an application that allows you to interact with your BlackBerry using a full size display and keyboard via your PC. You can interact with most apps (some 3rd party are exceptions) including email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, and browser. Today Bayalink let us know that they are looking for beta testers for their BlackBerry connector for iPad. This will allow you to use your iPad to connect to and control your BlackBerry Smartphone.

Bayalink Liberty gives iPad users unique capability to securely connect to their BlackBerry data and interact with that data using the tablets screen and keyboard similar to how the Liberty technology has been used by enterprise customers for years on the PC, laptop and notebook. In subsequent releases, users will be able to surf the internet or intranet through the BlackBerry (with no VPN required) on a disconnected iPad via their standard BlackBerry data plan. 

Users interested in participating in the beta program (which will start in a few months) can send an email to beta@bayalink.com for more info. Keep reading for the full press release.

Bayalink Announces a BlackBerry® connector for iPad®

Bayalink Solutions Corp., a leader in SmartPhone application virtualization announces today that their flagship product Liberty will support iPad Tablets. Bayalink LibertyTM is a solution for the BlackBerry smartphone that provides the BlackBerry smartphone user with an option to interact with select BlackBerry smartphone applications on larger display devices such as laptops and PC's and soon the iPad (followed by Android tablets). "Since launching over 2 years ago, thousands of BlackBerry users subscribe to use our unique patent pending Liberty product to interact with their BlackBerry using a large screen and keyboard" said Trevor Dietrich, VP and Co-Founder of Bayalink. "The movement towards tablets and more specifically the iPad is a natural step in our endpoint independent strategy to support BlackBerry users on all end user computing devices."

Liberty for iPad will be a really simple, easy, safe and cost effective way to read and reply to corporate emails on the iPad without the enterprise data ever being at rest.. Think of Liberty as a bridge between the BlackBerry and the iPad.

Bayalink Liberty gives iPad users unique capability to securely connect to their BlackBerry data and interact with that data using the tablets screen and keyboard similar to how the Liberty technology has been used by enterprise customers for years on the PC, laptop and notebook. In subsequent releases, users will be able to surf the internet or intranet through the BlackBerry (with no VPN required) on a disconnected iPad via their standard BlackBerry data plan.

Bayalink Liberty leverages all the benefits of the BlackBerry infrastructure and allows enterprises to easily and securely extend the BlackBerry data off the handheld to the iPad. "Enterprise customers have been very interested in Liberty on these new emerging form factors as they investigate iPads in the enterprise," said Dietrich. "Liberty is a key piece of technology that will help push iPad into the enterprise."

Any organizations or individuals interested in participating in the beta program, please send an email to beta@bayalink.com for more info.

23 comments

adamnygaard1

Ya right, an iPad owner that has a Blackberry instead of an iPhone? Or a Blackberry owner that would buy an iPad instead of a Playbook? I bet these are few and far between.

Adam Zeis

I disagree. I'm sure there are loads of BB owners with an iPad. Myself, Kevin and Bla1ze included.

luqman24

Why not? I have a Blackberry Torch and won an iPad, so I use both :)

pmich

So wierd.... i thought i had already posted this when i read this message.

I too own a blackberry Torch and won an Ipad! HAHAHA Awesome.

tandaina

I have a Blackberry, and an iPad. I also have a Macbook AND a desktop PC...

We're not all fanatics to a platform you know, Blackberry, Apple or otherwise... Some of us just use what works for that particular application...

jlb21

Interesting timing.....post-iPad announcement and pre-PlayBook release. And look at those words.....securely connect.....bridge.....

hmmmmmm........

Auli

Makes for another alternative to The playbook. Good news for the consumer . I just don't get this war between android apple and rim users all r good products but each of them have their own specific advantages and disadvantages which brings us consumers the privelege of choice, and I'm happy with that.

kellidotca

blackberry + iPad owner here too

JKeigh

BlackBerry + iPad here too.

Best of both worlds ... top mobile communication device + great browsing and apps.

rcm1301

"This will allow you to use your iPad to connect to and control your BlackBerry Smartphone. "

No,no,no... No Apple product is going to control my little BB! However, if my BB can take over AND control the iPad, then YES!!! :)

luqman24

Don't have time to read the whole article. Will it be connected wirelessly or wired? I prefer wireless because I hate having cords coming out of my pockets when I'm on the go (connecting my blackberry to my iPad).

lazydogrex

I did read the whole article, but sorry I don't have enough time to answer your question.

123berryaddicted

This makes the ipad... And especially the iPad2 right in line with the pb... Isn't this BlackBerry Bridge for the iPad?

d0jabl0wa

I own a torch and an iPad. Id rather have a blackberry over an iphone any day, and my dad actually won this ipad at work, lol. So i guess I am one of the few. :P

luqman24

So basically no need to get the 3G version for either tablets which will save u a bit on cash...interesting...

echofoxx

Blackberry + soon to be iPad2 owner here too. Playbook a little later after the first release. If it fits then rock it. Right?

mj41088

Well this is pretty useless unless you have a corporate account.... all this will do is let you use your bb on a bigger screen....not like your using the bb data to fuel the ipad

SGL78

Would be cool to have one!

SGL78

rbrandao

Does anyone got an invite to the beta version?

Bapties

Well this is pretty useless unless you have a corporate account.... all this will do is let you use your bb on a bigger screen....not like your using the bb data to fuel the ipad

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