Cingular gets BlackBerry Connect

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BlackBerry ConnectLooking almost like a direct response to the complaints of one of our fellow BlackBerry bloggers, Cingular and RIM jointly announced today BlackBerry Connect support for the Treo 650 (in North America, no less). BlackBerry Connect will provide those still trodding on with the junky Treo 650 with “push” based email, BIS and limited BES support, such as email reconciliation and calendar synchronization.

Full details on what BlackBerry Connect offers after the jump.

“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.”

* “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 Viewinglets users view Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents in original format.(2)
* 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.