Through Cadwire.net, I notice that US collaboration provider e-Builder has launched the e-Builder Wireless Edition – a new wireless service enabling BlackBerry connectivity to meet the communications needs of AEC professionals in the field.
Registered users will be able to receive and process information from any location, thereby reducing the time needed to respond to requests like action items, correspondence, submittals, transmittals, RFIs, etc.
Requirements are simple: a Java based BlackBerry device and an active email address associated with the BlackBerry device is all that is required (support for the Treo is expected in August as well). Individual users will be able to purchase the service in quarterly or annual installments, while groups can benefit from volume discounts available for 10 users or more. The program will be in beta until August 2006.
(Cadwire picked up the news release via PRweb. It isn’t displayed on e-Builder’s website – indeed, the last press release there is dated September 4 2003! Poor show for a business backed by McGraw Hill which you would expect to show more PR savvy.)