Feeds

MS adds full push email to Windows Mobile 5

Watch out, RIM?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

3GSM Microsoft will next month allow handset vendors and mobile phone networks to offer customers Direct Push Technology - its answer to Research in Motion's Blackberry push email system. DPT will be delivered through a Messaging and Security Feature Pack update to its Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, plus a Service Pack for its Exchange Server 2003 code.

A number of hardware vendors and networks announced support for DPT, including Vodafone, Cingular, T-Mobile, Orange, Asus, Fujitsu Siemens and HP - the latter launched its anticipated iPaq hw6900 communicator series today. Palm and i-Mate will offer the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for their respective Windows Mobile-based devices.

The Windows Mobile 5.0 update will allow servers to push not only email but also Outlook contacts, calendar and to-do list information. The software will also allow mobile clients to search company-wide address lists stored on the server via the mobile OS' phone dialer, contacts, calendar and inbox applications, Microsoft said.

"The Messaging and Security Feature Pack... eliminates the need for businesses to outsource their mobile messaging to third-parties and purchase additional middleware software or costly servers," Microsoft chirped.

Vodafone said it will offer a range of DPT-enabled mobile devices in March, specifically the v1240 v1640. It's branding the service as Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone, and will offer it initially in the UK, France and Germany, then to other countries through 2006.

HP said the DPT-equipped iPaq hw6900 series is "expected" to be available in Asia Pacific and Europe "this Spring" and in North America in the Summer. Fujitsu Siemens' Pocket LooX T series handhelds will ship in July. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion
What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...
Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.