In a marriage that many law firms will declare heavenly, Silicon Valley’s Palm Inc. and Ontario, Canada’s Research In Motion (RIM) have announced plans to work together to bring BlackBerry Connect e-mail and connectivity software to Palm’s sizzling hot Treo 650 smartphone. The companies expect to consummate the liaison in early 2006.

Through RIM’s BlackBerry Connect licensing program, Palm will enable its Treo 650 and future Palm operating system-based Treo smartphones to work with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, they say.