Research In Motion, the makers of the BlackBerry push email handheld device, and Symbian have announced plans to enable BlackBerry Connect on Symbian OS-based Series 80 mobile devices, such as the Nokia 9210, 9210i, 9290 and the new 9500 Communicator.

With BlackBerry Connect, Nokia customers will now be able to connect to BlackBerry wireless services, enabling always-on, push-based wireless access to email, email attachments and calendar.

The BlackBerry Connect solution for Nokia Series 80 Mobile Devices is expected to be available in Q1 2005. This is the second deal in the last month that has seen Research in Motion offer its services to other device along side its own handheld unit.

In other Series 80 news, Nokia today launched the Communicator 9300. A slimed down version of the 9500 that offers a full keyboard and 65,536 colour screen. It will also feature a five-way joystick that allows users to easily navigate menus to find the functions they need quickly.