& the Wireless Market
Wireless data connectivity for the PalmV & Palm m500 series.
Palm may have delayed it's release of the i705, but it is increasing
it's wireless "presence", albeit through the back door.
In two separate announcements made recently it's becoming clear
that Palm is "eyeing" the lucrative email/pager and instant
messaging (IM) market currently dominated by Research In Motion's
1) Palm Canada announced on October 1st that it had signed a deal
Software Ltd. of Vancouver BC to use Veratium's Motivus software,
which will give Palm m500 series users wireless access.
Palm's initial push behind its wireless launch will occur in Western
Canada on Telus Mobility's cellular network. And has plans to work
with other wireless service providers across Canada to expand it's
offering in the coming months.
This is a leadership role for the Canadian operation," Mr.
Moskowitz said. "Internally, we will be evaluating this project
to see if we can roll it out in the U.S."
a Reston, Va.-based wireless service provider for Research In Motion's
BlackBerry e-mail devices, next week will announce a pager modem
and service for the Palm V. Motient will be rolling out a service
powdered by the Dualwave wireless modem manufactured by an Australian
based company called WaveNet.
Dualwave's unique PUSH technology 'wakes up' the PDA and immediately
alerts the user of a new message.
Once attached the DualWave modem never needs to be disconnected
as the serial port provides the following functions for the PDA
providing for synchronization between the PDA and the PC
allowing the simultaneous charging of the Palm and modems batteries
allowing the use of modem function for transmitting and receiving
data to a PC.
Wireless services in both countries are expected to be initially
priced in the $50.00 per month range.