Well, my wish for a Blackberry-esque experience on a Windows-type device (a smartphone in this case) may have come true with this announcement from Intellisync - a true leader in synching capabilities.
INTELLISYNC TO DELIVER WIRELESS EMAIL ON NEW AT&T WIRELESS AUDIOVOX SMT5600 SMARTPHONE
Intellisync's "Push" Email And Sync Technology Enables AT&T Wireless To Support Microsoft Exchange And Lotus Domino Via New Windows Mobile Smartphone
SAN JOSE, CA (10/13/04) – Intellisync Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNC), a leading developer and marketer of wireless software solutions for the worldwide mobile communications industry, has been selected to deliver Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino wireless email to the new Audiovox SMT5600 Windows Mobile Smartphone, introduced by AT&T Wireless today. Intellisync will team with AT&T Wireless, the United States' second-largest mobile carrier, to jointly market and sell the combined solution to enterprise customers.
AT&T Wireless' is working with Intellisync for several reasons, including Intellisync's experience in delivering large deployments of wireless email over a wide array of devices and application platforms. Intellisync's compatibility with multiple platforms is expected to enable AT&T Wireless' customers to obtain wireless email and data synchronization for additional devices and applications in the future.
"Intellisync's mobility solutions give mobile professionals the ability to access information 'behind-the-firewall' while on the go," said Abhi Ingle, vice president of business data solutions at AT&T Wireless. "Coupled with the new Audiovox SMT 5600, businesses will have an end-to-end solution on one of the most compelling and compact smartphones on the market."
Developed as a single, manageable platform for both wireless operators and enterprises, Intellisync Mobile Suite provides network-based push email, synchronization of data and files, and integrated device management – all "over-the-air." The product provides a single solution with deployment models that allow mobile carriers to address virtually all customer segments: mobile professionals, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises.
Mobile Suite is currently utilized by organizations such as Guidant, Domino's Pizza, Hertz and A.T. Kearney. This year alone, Intellisync Mobile Suite has received Windows & .NET Magazine's "Best of TechEd 2004" Award as the top solution in the "Mobile PCs and Devices" category, Network Computing magazine's 2004 Well-Connected Award as "Best Mobile Wireless Email System", and the MobileTrax Mobility Award as the best Mobile Enterprise Software.
"Windows Mobile software for Smartphones provides enterprise customers with the best of both worlds – the ability to make phone calls and interact with corporate information using ultra-portable devices," said Mark Spain, director of developer marketing, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Intellisync Mobile Suite enables users to harness the full power of Windows Mobile-based Smartphones by enabling secure connectivity to virtually any data residing in the enterprise. Intellisync Mobile Suite and AT&T Wireless provide a compelling joint solution for users of Windows Mobile-based Smartphones."
"Intellisync is excited to offer this wireless email and synchronization solution to AT&T Wireless' business customers," said Clyde Foster, Intellisync's chief operating officer. "At Intellisync, we are focused on providing the best mobile experience across the widest array of devices and application platforms. We look forward to working with AT&T Wireless to drive business sales of the new Audiovox Smartphone."