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SingTel First to Offer BlackBerry Connect

SingTel, Palm, and Research In Motion today announced the first availability of BlackBerry Connect for the Palm Treo 650 smartphone. With BlackBerry Connect, SingTel customers now have a wider choice of devices that support the robust and secure BlackBerry services and a wider choice of wireless email solutions that support the Palm Treo 650.

BlackBerry Connect for the Palm Treo 650BlackBerry Connect for the Treo 650 smartphone enables users to benefit from many popular features of the BlackBerry "push"-based architecture via BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.

BlackBerry Connect for the Treo 650 smartphone supports the following features:

-- "Push" Corporate Email delivers messages automatically -- and wirelessly -- to the Treo 650 smartphone's VersaMail inbox. Changes to the inbox, including read/unread status and deletion, are automatically synchronized between the user's PC and the Treo 650.

-- Wireless Calendar Synchronization keeps the Treo 650 smartphone's built-in Calendar up to date remotely, allowing users to receive, accept or decline meeting requests on the go.

-- Attachment Viewing lets users view Excel, Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents while on the road.

-- Remote Address Lookup (RAL) allows users to search their corporate directory wirelessly for email addresses without the need to download every name to the Treo 650.

-- Extends the benefits of BlackBerry Enterprise Server to the Treo 650, including centralized device management; IT policies, such as over-the-air device disablement and password device lock; and Triple DES encryption, supporting end-to-end security.

Vicki Brady, SingTel's vice president of Consumer Marketing, said, "SingTel is proud to be the first operator in the world to bring the Palm Treo 650 smartphone with BlackBerry Connect to its customers. "As mobile email has become an integral part of the business world today, we believe that the compact and feature-rich Treo 650 with BlackBerry Connect will appeal to many of our corporate customers. With SingTel's unparalleled local mobile and international roaming coverage, they can access email on their handsets while on the go," she added.

The BlackBerry Connect functionality is available today for existing and new SingTel Treo 650 customers through SingTel business representatives.

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where can we download this??

cyman777 @ 4/12/2006 1:26:11 PM # Q
Thought Palm was going to release this for download?!!!!

I am going through hell with my BB, want to use my Treo again so bring it on guys!!!


RE: where can we download this??
just_little_me @ 4/12/2006 6:32:01 PM # Q
It's only approved for use on the SingTel network - so you can only get it throug SingTel. If you live in Singapore contact your account rep.


JLM.

RE: where can we download this??
philpalm @ 4/13/2006 12:27:40 AM # Q
"Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest operator, plans to roll out BlackBerry Connect on Palm OS devices next year,(in 2005 they announced) Eric Martin, manager of business device marketing, said in an interview at CTIA. The company is responding to customer requests, he said. Sprint currently offers Palm Inc. Treo handhelds running Palm OS.

"Not everyone is sold on the legacy RIM form factor," Martin said."

My take on this is at least it isn't vaporware.

RE: where can we download this??
just_little_me @ 4/13/2006 8:11:08 AM # Q
If you want your carrier to offer it talk to them - as it's the carriers who drive this... if carrier X doesn't want it (or more to the point thinks its customers don't want it) then they won't offer it.

Very interesting that the US carriers would leave this "first in the world" to Singapore... not exactly the largest market in the world...


JLM.

RE: where can we download this??
Simony @ 4/19/2006 10:54:46 PM # Q
Thank goodness this isn't just vaporware, after all. Can't wait for it to be available in my neck of the woods. Our IT people have promised me that they will support this through our BB server!!! (They refuse to support anything else for mobile access to corporate email.)

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