PalmSource adds two licenseees, e-mail access via RIM server


SAN MATEO, Calif.-PalmSource, the operating system subsidiary of personal digital assistant company Palm Inc., made a range of new announcements in conjunction with its annual developer’s conference, including two new Palm OS licensees, a new deal with wireless e-mail company Research In Motion Ltd., and new developer programs.

PalmSource, which said that more than 17,000 applications have been created for the Palm platform, announced New Zealand company Aceeca and California startup Tapwave have licensed the company’s operating system. Aceeca plans to target the enterprise and industrial markets with a new handheld diagnostic measurement device. Tapwave plans to build a mobile entertainment device for release later this year.

PalmSource also announced its new Palm OS Business Solutions Program, a certification program for developers that will validate applications as “enterprise-ready.” PalmSource also announced a deal to offer wireless e-mail access through RIM’s enterprise servers.

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