T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09 Gets Microsoft Exchange Support, Push E-Mail

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-07-29 Print this article Print

Sidekick Sync, a new app available for download from T-Mobile, will bring Exchange support to the popular consumer device. Among the app's features are real-time push e-mail and syncing capabilities for e-mail, contacts and calendar events.

The T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09-the popular consumer phone with the full QWERTY keyboard and distinct flip-up screen-just became a whole lot more enterprise-friendly, according to a short post on a T-Mobile forum. The carrier announced that Sidekick Sync, a new feature-rich application, is now available for download.
According to T-Mobile, Sidekick Sync will support real-time push e-mail, the viewing of attachments, full sync capabilities, and feature full read and respond functionality, as well as the ability to configure sync schedules.
The syncing capabilities will extend beyond e-mail and include contacts from corporate directories, as well Microsoft Exchange calendar events.
A Sidekick data plan is required to download the Sidekick Sync, which is available for $4.99 a month.
According to T-Mobile, the app was developed and built by Remoba, a developer of enterprise and consumer mobile apps, in cooperation with Microsoft, Danger-the maker of the Sidekick-and T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile has also been busy allowing subscribers to preorder the MyTouch 3G, its newest phone running the Google Android operating system. It will officially launch nationwide Aug. 5.
A closer look at the MyTouch 3G is available here.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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