Tools & Technologies

Mobility Report, Jul 19

Good moves into Australia
Good Technology announced a reseller agreement with Telstra Corporation, one of the mobile operators in Australia.

Telstra is the first carrier to introduce the Good Mobility Suite to mobile professionals in Australia, giving customers the award winning Good Mobile Messaging, Good Mobile Intranet and the latest version of Good Mobile Defense in an integrated offering. Telstra will be offering the solution on smartphones including the Palm Treo family, I-mate K-Jam, and I-mate JAMin.

The Australian mobile operators have traditionally only offered RIM BlackBerry.

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Collaborating on the Next Treo
Palm, Microsoft and Vodafone announced a collaboration agreement toward the development of the next Windows Mobile-powered Palm Treo for the Vodafone 3G/UMTS network, initially in Europe.

The Palm Treo smartphone that will result from this collaboration will represent an industry first by operating on Vodafone’s 3G/UMTS network and delivering the hallmark Palm experience on top of the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The new Treo smartphone will be available first to Vodafone customers in multiple European countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Netherlands, before the end of the calendar year.

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WebMessenger Mobile for Skype
WebMessenger released a mobile Skype client for BlackBerry, Palm, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile and J2ME Java devices.

bMessenger allows you to take Skype on the road with you. Check the availability of colleagues, friends, and family on your mobile phone, send and receive chat messages, or even simply click on them to give them a quick shout. By triggering your active SkypeOut account, Webmessenger Mobile for Skype allows you to call anywhere in North America for free and to countries around the world for the same low rates that you now expect. There is no additional cost for using WebMessenger Mobile for Skype. Download and use our completely free software version, or upgrade at any time to our even more feature rich subscription version with just one low monthly fee.

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Remember the Milk for i-mode
Remember the Milk announced that DoCoMo i-mode phone users can access their Remember the Milk task lists via their new mobile version. Japanese users had complained that Remember the Milk’s new multi-lingual service didn’t support the i-mode devices.

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Consilient Mobile Email Server for Academia
Consilient released a mobile email server for academic institutions, available for a single license fee across the entire institution. Enables university email servers to push email to Nokia, Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry handhelds.

“As push email moves toward mass adoption, it is hitting universities where a single deployment can involve thousands of email seats,” said Heath Peeples, System Administrator, Mississippi State University, Division of Agriculture. “Most universities run email systems such as Cyrus and University of Washington along with Microsoft, so interoperability issues can arise. A large scale mobile email rollout for universities is best achieved through open standards software. We are working with Consilient, a leader in open standards, to bring mobile email to Mississippi State University,” Peeples added.

A hosted version is available for individual departments and faculties.

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