Microsofts Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success

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Microsofts Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success

by eWEEK Labs

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Windows Phone

Not surprisingly, Microsoft's own smartphone platform supports Exchange ActiveSync.

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Nokia

Nokia's Mail for Exchange application provides synchronization via ActiveSync.

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Palm Pre

The WebOS platform that powers Palm's Pre allows for Exchange synchronization via ActiveSync.

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BlackBerry & NotifySync

RIM's BlackBerry devices don't offer out-of-the-box ActiveSync support—RIM pushes its own BES solution, instead—but a third-party app, NotifySync, is available to fill the gap.

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Apple iOS

Apple's iOS taps Exchange ActiveSync not only for message, contact and calendar sync, but for certain management functions as well.

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Android & Touchdown

When Google Android devices began to appear, users turned to a third-party application, Touchdown, to fill in missing ActiveSync support.

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