Nokia plans to bring a Symbian OS-based BlackBerry Connect solution to market on its Nokia Series 80-based mobile devices like the Nokia 9500 Communicator. Both the Nokia 9500 Communicator and the recently announced Nokia 9300 Communicator will be able to connect to BlackBerry services from Research In Motion (RIM), including support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service, enabling push-based email, attachment viewing and calendar access.
The Nokia Communicator family has a full QWERTY keyboard and multi-way scroll, or 'joystick' for user interface navigation. With the Series 80 device, users can read, view and edit attachments, reply, and manage their email inbox. The Series 80 is based on the Symbian Operating System.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows push-based access to multiple existing business and/or personal email accounts from a single device. For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software integrates with Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino (Novell Groupwise support is expected to be available later this year) to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and calendar.