Until recently, desktop clients were sufficient platforms for running groupware. The dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices, user mobility and the growth of sophistication of device resources now requires the exploration of alternative clients running on devices such as PDAs and mobile phones. This paper describes our exploration of a BlackBerry thin client for an open source groupware application called the Collaborative Virtual Workspace (CVW). It outlines our development process and implementation and the challenges that we encountered, and outlines our plans for future work.
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