New Software Brings Mobile Task and Collaborative Project Management to the RIM BlackBerry

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New software for the RIM BlackBerry provides a mobile interface for personal task and collaborative project management. Users can remotely add tasks via keyboard or voice call, and can browse and update tasks in personal or group projects. The software provides a pervasive experience: task data and projects can be accessed via the BlackBerry, the Mentat web interface, or Mentat-enabled 3rd party applications. The software uses the Mentat web service, which is available for free for personal use and at a reasonable charge for users with more demanding needs or shared team projects. The BlackBerry client also supports offline operation during periods of network loss.

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Mentat turns the BlackBerry into a powerful digital executive assistant

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, is pleased to announce the launch of the BlackBerry Mentat Organizer.

The software provides a rich mobile interface to Mentat, a free online service used for personal task and project management. The BlackBerry can be used to review, edit, or close items while away from the desk. The BlackBerry can be used to rapidly enter tasks and notes to projects in the system through its celebrated keyboard or via dictation using a simple, speed-dialed voice call.

"We really noticed a lack of something like Mentat for BlackBerry users both inside and outside outside our company and wanted to address the need," notes marketing director, Erik Fleuter "Now the BlackBerry serves as a fully armed and operational productivity system -- keeping you connected to your projects and your teams from anywhere."

Adding the BlackBerry client brings Mentat's list of mobile support well above the usual offering for productivity and project management tools, creating another portal to your main system for a complete synced-in planning experience.

"Mentat turns the BlackBerry into a powerful digital executive assistant" said Brain Murmurs CEO Daniel Pasco, "You have full access to all of your notes and tasks, all the time. I think its an indispensable tool for people with a lot of information to track that are always on the move, whether it's work related tasks or lists of groceries to buy or movies to rent. As soon as you think of the idea, you can capture it and retrieve it when you need it on your BlackBerry, or at your desktop in the office. If you are part of a Mentat group, it does even more."

Enhanced Benefits for Premium Subscribers
Mentat Teams and Group subscribers can use to the BlackBerry client to work with collaborative projects on the go, including notifications for new tasks or comments on tasks from other team users. Tasks can be defined and assigned to other team members with detailed comments, priorities and due dates.

Mentat BlackBerry Advantages
Apple iPhone users already have mobile access to task data via the iPhone's browser, but the BlackBerry client, as a full-fledged application, allows for an even better mobile experience since information stays cached and doesn't have to be downloaded each time a project is accessed. This means a faster experience for the user, leaving more time to handle important tasks. The BlackBerry version can also receive alerts and provides offline access.

About Mentat
The Mentat web service unifies personal task and project management for teams and individuals and is strongly influenced by the popular Getting Things Done methology.

Mentat is designed as a simple, clean and easy approach allowing you to create todo lists from an aggregated list of business and personal projects, and stay connected and in the loop for team projects.

Mentat was designed to let users get a handle on tasks from anywhere and maintain connectivity for everyone on the project wherever they may be. "Mentat introduces a beautiful symmetry between project planning and personal task management," said Daniel Pasco.

More information on Mentat is available at Personal accounts are free, and team and group accounts are available starting at $10/month.

The Mentat BlackBerry Client requires BlackBerry OS 4.2, BlackBerry Internet Service or BlackBerry Enterprise Service, and a Mentat account.

The new BlackBerry client can be pre-ordered for $25 (half off) from the Mentat website. The Mentat BlackBerry client will be release Nov 15th, and will be available at a cost $50 per client from then on.

For more information:
Erik Fleuter
Brain Murmurs

Investor Contacts:
Lisa Hartin

About Brain Murmurs:
Brain Murmurs is a Seattle-based software research and development company similar in concept to Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Lab -- the first industrial research lab -- and was set up with the specific purpose of producing constant technological innovation and improvement. Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at


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