Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft's Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2010-06-21
 
 
 

Microsofts Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success

by eWEEK Labs

Microsofts Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success

Windows Phone

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

Windows Phone

Nokia

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

Nokia

Palm Pre

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

Palm Pre

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.

BlackBerry & NotifySync

Apple iOS

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

Apple iOS

Android & Touchdown

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

Android & Touchdown

Rocket Fuel