Nokia and Research in Motion have announced that Nokia is going to licence some of RIM’s Blackberry wireless email software. It will not, however, be making Blackberry devices. Instead, the software will be integrated into future Nokia smartphones and will help the company increase its appeal to enterprise customers, many of which already use the Blackberry software. This has been a good week for RIM. In the past few days, the company has also announced that Palm and Handspring will licence its patents for keyboard design.
Cutting Edge has released Quickoffice 6.2. All the Quickoffice Pro applications have been enhanced for the new Palm OS 5 handhelds, including using ARMlets for increased speed. In addition, they support the 320 by 320 screen and D-pad on the Palm Tungsten T, and the 320 by 480 screen on the Sony NX series.
Sunnysoft World off-line 1.0 enables the direct download of Internet content to Pocket PCs, including pages, pictures, and files, for offline viewing. Files are downloaded directly, not through a proxy server. It sells for $8.
Handspring is giving away a free copy of RecoEdit Plus, from Communication Intelligence Corporation, to everyone who has a Treo model with a keyboard. RecoEdit Plus allows users to enter text by writing directly on the screen, rather than using the keyboard.