Palm, Inc. and Research in Motion, Inc (RIM) announced today they will be working together to bring Blackberry technology to Palm Treo smartphones. As the software applications gradually converge, the companies will therefore be competing primarily on hardware.
See the press release “Palm and Research In Motion Bring BlackBerry Connect to the Treo 650 Smartphone”:
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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™. The solution will enable the following:
- push-based email using BlackBerry Connect with Palm’s VersaMail® email client;