Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft's Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success
Microsofts Flagging Smartphone OS Efforts Contrast with ActiveSync Success
by eWEEK Labs
Not surprisingly, Microsoft's own smartphone platform supports Exchange ActiveSync.
Nokia's Mail for Exchange application provides synchronization via ActiveSync.
The WebOS platform that powers Palm's Pre allows for Exchange synchronization via ActiveSync.
BlackBerry & NotifySync
RIM's BlackBerry devices don't offer out-of-the-box ActiveSync supportRIM pushes its own BES solution, insteadbut a third-party app, NotifySync, is available to fill the gap.
Apple's iOS taps Exchange ActiveSync not only for message, contact and calendar sync, but for certain management functions as well.
Android & Touchdown
When Google Android devices began to appear, users turned to a third-party application, Touchdown, to fill in missing ActiveSync support.