BrightBytes™: RIM, PocketMac, Smartphone

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Palm Inc. and Research in Motion have agreed that Palm will licence RIM’s patents for keyboard design. A similar announcement was made earlier this week saying that Handspring would also licence these patents.

Though its site doesn’t refect this yet, PocketMac 2.0 has been announced and will be available soon. This app allows Apple Macintosh users to synchronize with Pocket PC handhelds. The latest version allows Internet access, synchronization with iCal and Mac Address Book, and much more. The Professional version is $70 and the regular version is $50. The Pro version allows the handheld to synchronize with an Entourage/Exchange Server.

Sendo has completely dropped its plans to release a mobile phone based on Microsoft’s Smartphone 2002 operations system, according to Reuters. “There will not be products based on Microsoft. There is not going to be a Z100,” Sendo CEO Hugh Brogan said. Instead the company has licenced Nokia’s Series 60 software for Symbian. Sendo was one of two companies that took part in the official launch of Smartphone 2002 last month and the Z100 was just a few weeks away from being released.

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