Treo Goes BlackBerry

Looks like Palm wants to juice its Treo 650 up and offer RIM’s BlackBerry Connect early next year on them.

Seems Palm may be covering all bases with its Treo as the Treo 700w will have a very similar feature in Windows Mobile 2005 when coupled with Microsoft’s Exchange 2003 server. Either that, or Research In Motion is fearing a loss of market share and is widening its install base to non-RIM devices. Either way, it’s a win-win for Treo users.

Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that they are working together to bring BlackBerry Connect to the Palm Treo 650 smartphone. The companies expect the solution to be available in the United States and internationally starting in early calendar 2006.

Through RIM’s BlackBerry Connect licensing program, Palm will enable its Treo 650 and future Palm OS based Treo smartphones with secure, push-based wireless email via BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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