Nokia and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) today announced that they have signed a BlackBerry (TM) software licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, RIM has granted Nokia the right to use and distribute certain BlackBerry software in conjunction with Nokia products on a global basis.
"As the world's leading mobile phone manufacturer, we understand the power that mobility and messaging have when combined, especially for corporate customers. By signing this software licensing deal with RIM, we are able to provide another compelling option for mobile professionals to manage their email while on the move," said Erik Anderson, Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones.
"We are pleased to partner with a world leader like Nokia to deliver the popular and proven BlackBerry wireless email experience to
Nokia's customers. BlackBerry provides a secure and extensible platform that will enable IT departments to easily support Nokia mobile phones," said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.
BlackBerry is a leading wireless enterprise platform that has been widely deployed to provide wireless access to information. The BlackBerry architecture supports enterprise requirements including back-end integration, end-to-end security and push-based wireless applications. Thousands of organizations across North America and Europe already use BlackBerry with expansion beginning in Asia Pacific.
Further details of the non-exclusive licensing agreement between Nokia and RIM were not disclosed.