BlackBerry Connect for Palm OS Treos Finally Available in the U.S. (Updated)

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Almost three years after it was originally announced, the BlackBerry Connect client for the Palm OS is finally available on some Treo smartphones in the U.S.

This application lets Treo users access most of the features of the Blackberry Enterprise Server, including “push” email, wireless calendar sync, remote address lookup, and over-the-air device management, and security.

Today, Cingular Wireless has become the first large wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer the BlackBerry Connect service to its customers.

Other carriers are expected to follow suit in the coming months.

Pricing and Availability

Those who purchased their Treo 650 from Cingular after June 3 will receive the application for free. The Palm web site indicates that others will have to pay for the BlackBerry Connect software, however at the time of this writing the product page is not yet available.

Using the service will require a BlackBerry Connect data plan from Cingular, starting at $45 per month, replacing any existing data plans.

The client application can be downloaded from Palm’s web store.

More information on the BlackBerry Connect service is available on Palm’s Business-to-Business web site.

The Palm Treo 650 is available from Cingular for $299.99 with a two-year contract and qualified voice plan.

A Free Webinar on BlackBerry Connect

Palm, Cingular Wireless and Research in Motion will host a joint webinar for BlackBerry Connect users on Thursday, September 7, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

To register for this free online instructional seminar, visit Palm’s web site.

 

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