Sony Ericsson has licensed Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol, enabling secure, wireless direct synchronization between Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Sony Ericsson's P990 (pictured) and M600 phones. Both of the new phones will be available in the second quarter of 2006.
This solution will help provide mobile workers with anywhere access to their complete Exchange Server 2003 information, including e-mail, calendar and contacts. For organizations that have deployed Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2, additional mobile enhancements such as Direct Push are also supported, providing instant access to newly received e-mail messages.
The Exchange Server 2003 software provides broad mobile device support on Microsoft Windows Mobile-based and other Exchange ActiveSync-enabled devices.
The licensing agreement with Sony Ericsson continues Microsoft's ongoing commitment to expand its IP licensing efforts. This announcement builds on the growing industry adoption of Exchange ActiveSync by licensees such as DataViz Inc., Motorola Inc., Nokia, Palm Inc. and Symbian Ltd.