Monday, October 17, 2005 - Palm Treo to Use RIM's Software As Rivals Team - Palm Treo to Use RIM's Software As Rivals Team: "Palm, the Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of hand-held computers and Treo smartphones, and RIM, the Waterloo, Ontario, maker of BlackBerry devices and wireless-email software, said they are collaborating to bring RIM's wireless-email software to Palm's Treo 650 smartphone. The product is slated to be available in early 2006.
The move puts together two rivals who had competed fiercely to offer the wireless-email device of choice -- RIM with its BlackBerry and Palm with its Treo. Palm's Treo currently works with multiple wireless-email platforms, including GoodLink from Good Technology, but it had lacked compatibility with RIM's widely used BlackBerry Connect wireless-email software.
It is unclear if Palm, as part of the deal, will put BlackBerry Connect software on any new Treos that run on Microsoft's operating system. Mr. Colligan declined to comment on the details of the pact."

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