Vodafone Australia Launches BlackBerry Connect

Vodafone Australia, Palm, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the availability of BlackBerry Connect for the Palm Treo 650 smartphone on the Vodafone mobile network in Australia. The BlackBerry Connect software enables Vodafone's new and existing Treo 650 users to enjoy push-based wireless email and calendar synchronisation with BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Norm Lo, vice president for Asia Pacific at RIM, said, "Companies around the world are embracing the security, efficiency and robust management capabilities supported by BlackBerry and enjoying the many personal productivity and organisational workflow benefits enabled by BlackBerry wireless email. We are very pleased to provide BlackBerry Connect on the Treo 650 for Vodafone's customers in Australia."

BlackBerry Connect on the Treo 650 smartphone supports Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino customers with the following features:

    --  "Push" Corporate Email delivers messages automatically -- and
        wirelessly -- to the Treo 650 smartphone's inbox. Changes to
        the inbox, including read/unread status and deletion, can be
        automatically synchronised between the user's email account
        and the Treo 650.

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

    --  Attachment Viewing lets users view Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
        and PDF documents in original format.

    --  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.

    --  Enables centralized device management, including support for
        IT policies such as over-the-air device disablement and
        password device lock, as well as end-to-end security with
        Triple DES encryption.

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