Originally Posted by ILoveAlliO
Yeah... i thought about that and actually brought that up with the verizon wireless rep. He told me something that didnt make much sense. Blackberry was going to stop making devices... however, they are selling the OS to Palm for example... so that Palm will make devices with the BB os. Does this make any sense?
Rep was an idiot lol.
Nokia, Palm, Motorola, HTC have agreed to license BlackBerry software and use it in their own devices. It has been going on for a few years and has been available in other parts of the world. Soon a few devices will be available in the United States.
The Palm Treo 650 will have BlackBerry e-mail built into its existing VeraMail client... Palm is not buying the BlackBerry OS, they are just licensing a portion of the Software and incorporating it into their existing OS.
Siemens with the SK-65 released a phone that had licensed the BlackBerry Built-in solution. This provided a complete BlackBerry Operating System ( v3.8 ) on a Siemens Phone.