Day 2 of Mobile World Congress has been a busy one for RIM, with BlackBerry Developer Day taking place at the App Planet venue (looked like a great turnout when I was there!) and RIM's Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis taking center stage in this morning's keynote session. I grabbed Mike L's keynote on video so you can kick back and watch all of today's announcement like you were there in the crowd.
In addition to announcing BES Express and giving us a glimpse of RIM's new WebKit browser, Mike Lazaridis introduced RIM's take on Super Apps (more on that to come in another post/podcast) and also spent time in the beginning reinforcing that spectrum is a finite resource and that RIM continues to care about respecting a carrier's bandwidth in its focus on data efficiency. Check it out and be sure to drop your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy the show!
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