Device maker Handspring announced Tuesday a new program for developers of its Treo combination cell phone and organizer line of devices. The program will provide developers with free technical and marketing support to speed up the process of getting products to market. It covers development of applications for everything from e-mail, instant messaging, gaming and health care. Registered developers will have access to developer forums, training, technical notes and other partner resources.
Handspring is in the process of moving its focus from making personal organizers to making its line of Treo communicators. The device manufacturer sold about 54,000 communicators in the, a 23 percent increase on the previous quarter.