RIM and PalmSource to Bring BlackBerry Software to the Palm OS
PalmSource and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced they will work together to make the BlackBerry Connect solution available to Palm OS licensees to enable secure, push-based email and data connectivity for wireless Palm OS handhelds and smartphones.
Through RIM's BlackBerry Connect licensing program, Palm OS licensees will be offered RIM's software solution for Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones that will enable behind-the-firewall, enterprise-ready BlackBerry email and corporate data connectivity. RIM has traditionally offered its e-mail service thought their own devices, but has recently made similar licensing deals with Nokia and Symbian.
"BlackBerry Connect for Palm Powered devices will widen the choices of wireless messaging solutions for Palm OS licensees in order to better meet the needs of our enterprise customers," said David Nagel, president and CEO for PalmSource in a statement.
BlackBerry is a leading wireless enterprise platform that has been widely deployed to provide mobile access to information. BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino environments with single mailbox integration and provides IT departments with centralized administration, end-to-end security (using Triple DES encryption), multi-network support and a powerful development platform. RIM's BlackBerry Connect licensing program enables mobile device manufacturers to equip their handsets with the same reliable, secure and push-based BlackBerry wireless data experience.
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