Palm to use Blackberry software on Treo from next year

Palm to use Blackberry software on Treo from next year

Research in Motion recently announced the news that Nokia would be using their Blackberry software on their mobile phones. The latest news in is that even Palm is joining hands with the company and would be using Blackberry applications on their Treo range of handheld smartphones from next year. Palm is considering using this on their hot selling Palm’s Treo 650.

It would be added in addition to the current its Versamail e-mail client in order to keep a familiar look-and-feel in place for Palm OS users. And it would be compatible with Microsoft Corp.’s Exchange or IBM Corp.’s Lotus Domino e-mail servers to make it convenient for corporate users to stay in touch with their company servers.

The software application from the Research in Motion enables the companies to push email from servers through firewall. Normally, RIM uses their applications on their own marketed products called the Blackberry. However, now they are aiming for a more wider use of their software applications. Rob Enderle, principal analyst with The Enderle Group in San Jose, California said in a statement about the evolving nature of the company: “The BlackBerry is a great little e-mail box, but as soon [they] added telephony, they started to struggle.”

However, it is not likely that RIM would stop making their own hardware solutions as well.

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