|PalmSource and RIM Introduce BlackBerry Connect for Palm OS|
Posted: 23-May-2004 [Source: Chicago]
[Distribution agreement completed between PalmSource and RIM to make BlackBerry Connect(tm) available to Palm OS licensees.]
PalmSource -- PalmSource, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) have completed their distribution agreement to make BlackBerry Connect(tm) available to Palm OS licensees. Together, BlackBerry Connect and Palm OS will extend email and corporate data connectivity to Palm Powered(tm)smart mobile devices, facilitating workforce productivity while away from the office.
The BlackBerry Connect offering for Palm OS is the result of a joint development effort between PalmSource and RIM, announced in December 2003, to provide Palm OS licensees with access to the industry-leading, push-based, BlackBerry wireless infrastructure and to enable seamless connectivity between Palm Powered smart mobile devices and BlackBerry wireless services (including BlackBerry Enterprise Server(tm) and BlackBerry Web Client(tm)), as well as global address list look-up and IT policy support. PalmSource is expected to make the Palm OS Mail Client that supports BlackBerry Connect available to Palm OS licensees in the second half of 2004, as previously announced.
BlackBerry is the industry-leading wireless platform that keeps mobile professionals connected to their important information and communications while on the go. It is an award-winning solution that can provide users with integrated wireless access to a range of business applications, including email, phone, corporate data, web, SMS and organizer applications. For larger enterprises with an IT department, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino(tm) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to existing email and other corporate data. For individuals, BlackBerry Web Client provides an Internet-based email interface that allows users to access multiple corporate and/or personal email accounts without the need for server software (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and popular ISP email accounts) from a single BlackBerry handheld.
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