By Lisa Johnston
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DULLES, VA. -Having enabled its members to access their e-mail and instant messaging services from Sprint PCS phones, America Online has now extended that capability to users of a two-way wireless messaging device made by Research In Motion.
A special version of the RIM 950 carries the AOL brand and operates on Cingular's BellSouth Wireless Data network. It's available only from AOL to members for $329.95, plus a monthly fee of $19.95.
Although AOL is using the RIM 950, only the AOL-branded version of the 950 is able to access AOL
e-mail and instant messaging because it's loaded with AOL software, RIM said. As a result, current RIM owners who may also be AOL members can't use their existing model to take advantage of the service.
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