Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

By Adam Zeis on 11 Nov 2009 12:00 pm EST

Grabba announced today that they have released their line of data collection attachments for BlackBerry Smartphones. With Grabba, users can collect various forms of data including scanning barcodes, verifying access cards, magnetic strip cards and more. The attachments are available for the BlackBerry Curve 83xx, 85xx and Bold series.

Press Release

Grabba launched for BlackBerry Smartphones in San Francisco

November 10, 2009 - San Francisco - 2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference - Now you can Grabba® BlackBerry® smartphone and start scanning 1D and 2D barcodes, verifying Common Access Cards, recording loyalty card member transactions, collecting information over an IR transceiver, downloading vending machine usage data over a DX connection and much, much more.

Grabba International announced today that Grabba has released a full suite of attachments to work with the BlackBerry® CurveTM 83xxand 85xx series, and BlackBerry® Bold series of smartphones.

Frank Downes, President and CEO at Grabba, said, "The BlackBerry® platform has become entrenched in fields of activity where there is a requirement for accuracy, immediacy and efficiency in data collection. This has opened demand for special attachments that are the core competency of Grabba."

Grabba® attachments are now available for reading magnetic stripe cards for payment systems, read and write to Contact and Contactless Smart cards, RFID tags and tokens, for scanning 1D and 2D barcodes and combinations of these technologies.

About Grabba International, Pty Ltd.

Established in 2003 Grabba has invested heavily in Research and Development and in global business development over the past seven years. This investment has placed Grabba in a position whereby we can now confidently state that we are the world leading manufacturer of attachments for consumer targeted smart phones and PDAs.

Focussed upon enabling the use of hand held computers for interactions with stores of information, Grabba designs, develops, and manufactures all of its products in Brisbane, Australia, drawing upon suppliers of key components and services from across the globe.

View further information about Grabba at


For further information contact the Ces Luscombe, Vice President ,Grabba product line.

Grabba International +61 7 3344 6599 or by email

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Reader comments

Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones


I thought, wow would this ever be nice to do inventory on customers product when I go into there locations,

Then I look at the price tag, $500USD before taxes or duties, using the free picture barcode scanners will be fine for me!

$200 range this would be mine

I wonder if it will do driver's licenses (magnetic and bar codes). We use Palm based devices for ID verification at clubs I support that are always going on the blink and cost twice as much. I'd love to have a reliable BB based system.

it now credit card theft and all sorts of weirdness is going to be on the rise. thieves dont have to work at gas stations anymore for the technology they can just buy it. I hope there is some kind of restrictions for this reader....