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Motorola using Microsoft ActiveSync protocol for Linux smartphone

Posted on 30-Nov-2004 17:24 | Filed under: News


Motorola using Microsoft ActiveSync protocol for Linux smartphone
Motorola, Inc. has announced interoperability between its MotoSync technology-enabled mobile phones and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. The agreement with Microsoft to license the Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol enables Motorola mobile phones to give enterprise customers direct seamless access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

The firtst Motorola smartphone to use the new MotoSync technology is the Linux based A780 (pictured).

�The combination of the Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol and mobile solutions from Motorola provides customers with a direct means of extending wireless access to corporate e-mail from their Motorola devices in the field,� said Kim Akers, senior director of the Exchange Server Product Group at Microsoft. �We believe that the combination of MOTOSYNC-enabled mobile phones and Exchange Server 2003 can significantly enhance end-user productivity by providing a direct, easily implemented wireless e-mail while simultaneously lowering IT costs by eliminating the need for middleware.�

MOTOSYNC is a secure, over-the-air synchronization framework that is designed to be seamlessly interoperable with leading corporate messaging solutions to provide always-up-to-date wireless e-mail, personal information, and group calendar on Motorola mobile phones.