Palm, RIM Sign Licensing Deal

As expected, Palm and research In Motion last week announced plans to let Palm's Treo 650 smart phones connect to push-based e-mail and calendar synchronization software on a BlackBerry server.

As expected, Palm and research In Motion last week announced plans to let Palms Treo 650 smart phones connect to push-based e-mail and calendar synchronization software on a BlackBerry server. Through RIMs BlackBerry Connect licensing program, connectivity with a BlackBerry server will be an option on Palms VersaMail e-mail client, officials said.

The Treo 650, which runs PalmSources Palm OS, already supports remote e-mail access software from Good Technology, Visto, Intellisync and Seven Networks, but RIM is the market leader in the space.