Cingular Wireless Offers BlackBerry Connect for Palm Treo 650

Cingular Wireless Offers BlackBerry Connect for Palm Treo 650

August 30, 2006

By: Christopher Meinck

Cingular Wireless, Palm, Inc.and Research In Motion today announced availability of BlackBerry Connect for the Palm Treo 650 smart device.

BlackBerry Connect for Treo 650

With BlackBerry Connect software, Cingular customers now can enjoy the feature-rich Treo 650 with the BlackBerry service for a robust and secure solution on the nationwide Cingular EDGE wireless data network.

“The availability of BlackBerry Connect on the Palm Treo 650 represents a marriage of two very popular wireless offerings that now gives Cingular customers more choice,” said Michael Woodward, executive director, mobile professional solutions, for Cingular Wireless. “Businesses can now leverage their existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server while giving employees a powerful, new wireless device option.”

Blackberry Connect for Treo

BlackBerry Connect for the Treo 650 enables users to benefit from many popular features of the unique “push”-based BlackBerry architecture via BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data. The Treo 650 operates on Cingular’s EDGE network, the largest high-speed national wireless data network in the United States with availability in 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

BlackBerry Connect for the Treo 650 supports the following features:

  • “Push” Corporate Email delivers messages automatically — and wirelessly — to the Treo 650’s inbox. Changes to the inbox, including read/unread status and deletion, can be automatically synchronized between the user’s email account and the Treo 650.
  • Wireless Calendar Synchronization keeps the Treo 650’s built-in Calendar up to date remotely, allowing users to receive, accept or decline meeting requests on the go.
  • Attachment Viewing lets users view Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents in original format.
  • Remote Address Lookup (RAL) allows users to search their corporate directory wirelessly for email addresses without the need to download every name to the Treo 650.
  • Enables centralized device management, including support for IT policies such as over-the-air device disablement and password device lock, as well as end-to-end security with Triple DES encryption.

“We are happy to provide another choice for companies that have deployed BlackBerry Enterprise Server or are planning to do so,” said Tim Roper, vice president of U.S. region for Palm. “Treo 650 already is one of the most compelling mobile-computing devices available today for business users, and the BlackBerry Connect functionality gives Cingular customers another great reason to adopt Treo as a vital business-productivity tool.”

BlackBerry for Treo 650 pic

“BlackBerry Connect allows Treo 650 users to tap into the power of the BlackBerry wireless architecture,” said Mark Guibert, vice president, corporate marketing, at Research In Motion. “We see a growing opportunity for wireless connectivity in the enterprise, and we’re very pleased to be working with Cingular and Palm to broaden the reach of BlackBerry and to help customers enhance their mobile communications and productivity.”

BlackBerry Connect on the Treo 650 requires a BlackBerry Connect rate plan from Cingular. The solution is available today for Cingular Treo 650 customers through Cingular’s B2B sales organization. More information is available at and, or by calling 866-4CW-SB2B to speak with a Cingular sales representative.

Unlimited BlackBerry Connect monthly service plans begin at $44.99.

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