RIM Goes 3-for-3
Research in Motion scored a partnership triptych this week, announcing licensing deals with Nokia, Palm and Handspring.Research in Motion Ltd. scored a partnership triptych this week, announcing licensing deals with Nokia Corp., Palm Inc. and Handspring Inc. Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia Corp. has licensed software from RIM for use in future mobile phones. RIM, of Waterloo, Canada, specializes in wireless e-mail pagers. Neither company would divulge the financial terms of the deal or discuss exact plans for the technology, but Nokia officials did confirm that the company plans to take advantage of RIMs e-mail platform.
Meanwhile, two RIM competitors are licensing the companys keyboard design, for which RIM holds a patent. The keyboard is designed to be operated with the thumbs.