AOL today confirmed that it will provide mobile email through 3Com's Palm series of handheld computers.
Under a strategic agreement AOL and 3Com will bundle AOL software with the Palm organisers to give AOL members access to their email. AOL also plans to test market a special bundle for its members comprising of a Palm III and Palmmodem.
The companies have also agreed on initiatives for delivering AOL content and services to the Palm platform. Primarily they will explore distribution of AOL branded wireless handheld organisers built on the 3Com Palm VII organiser, Web clipping technologies and Sun's Java II technology.
3Com and AOL also plan to develop a version of AOL software for the Palm platform that will enable AOL subscribers to access AOL content, email, Instant Messenger and Buddy Lists as well as online calendars and address books.
"This alliance highlights the power of simplicity in technology and the increasing demand for instant access to information anywhere," said Robin Abrams, president of Palm Computing, 3Com.
Jointly the two companies currently have access to 20 million users.
To comment on this story email [email protected]
Climate change likely forced inhabitants of Indus Valley civilisation to resettle in the Himalayan foothills
Shift in weather patterns made agriculture almost impossible in the Indus Valley region
Researchers claim that the magnetic properties of a thin-film material can be controlled by applying a small voltage
Dubbed Antlia 2, the ghost galaxy sits just 130,000 light-years away from the Milky Way
Delays to the roll-out of age verification for adult websites hasn't stopped government from considering extending them to more websites