An Open-Source Cure for BlackBerrys Woes?
Wireless e-mail company Funambol has a program suite that could step in if RIM's BlackBerry service cuts out. (Linux-Watch)If BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has to shut down its over-the-air e-mail service because of its legal battles with intellectual property-holding company NTP, the open-source wireless e-mail company Funambol may be able to keep BlackBerries working. The latest beta version of the companys software for carriers and enterprises, Funambol 3, can push e-mail to many portable phone and e-mail devices, including BlackBerries.
Funambol, formerly Sync4j, is an open-source mobile application server that provides PIM (personal information manager), push e-mail, address book and calendar data synchronization, application provisioning, and device management for wireless devices and PCs.