Palm, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) are working together to bring BlackBerry Connect to the Palm Treo 650 smartphone, and 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. The solution will enable push-based email using BlackBerry Connect with Palm's VersaMail email client, with support for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.
The platform will provide wireless calendar synchronization, remote address lookup of corporate email directory triple DES encryption and IT policy enforcement and commands (such as remotely disabling or wiping email and PIM data from a device in the event it is lost or stolen).
BlackBerry Connect will be available for new and existing Treo 650 users through select carriers. Pricing and distribution details will be provided at a later date.