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Microsoft partners with Symbian

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 Mar 2005 11:24 User comments (1)

Microsoft partners with Symbian Symbian a maker of mobile phone software including Operating Systems has licensed software from Microsoft. This is a sign of growing cooperation from both companies. The London based company has said it will make software that will allow Symbian phones work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 e-mail, calendar, contacts and other personal-information tools. No licensing terms were disclosed. Symbian-based phones are known as smart phones because they can handle more than average mobile phones including word processing.
The companies have both agreed the deal is to help sell more Symbian phones to corporate clientele. "Symbian and Microsoft together are significantly expanding the number of customers who can directly access their corporate e-mail and (other) data from wireless devices," Dave Thompson, vice president of Microsoft's Exchange Server Product Group, said in a statement. "This will help all Symbian OS licensees meet the needs of the enterprise market," Marit Doving, a Symbian executive vice president, said in statement.

Another big point about this deal is it shows Microsoft might now be less reluctant to work with Nokia. Microsoft has been reluctant to work with Nokia as they are an outsider of the PC software market.

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123.3.2005 9:27

Ok...I just have one quick question! Is it just me, or does anyone else see the harm in all this. I mean, it is a GREAT idea don't get me wrong, but why not put in security measures FIRST before coming out with the product, or better yet, why not both at the same time. Here is a nice little story: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/6191.cfm and if you think THAT is bad, check this out... http://web-japan.org/trends/business/bus041129.html Microsoft REALLY needs to first work on the problems that it has NOW, instead of creating more. I mean, come on, it isn't going to be long from now, where people will be able to hack into phones to start stealing corporate email or worse. Instead of bringing out products that "WOW!" customers, why not make a preventive measure that goes, "WHEW, glad I had that firewall on my phone," and at the same time, come out with the product that, "WOWs!" customers. Now I know there is never a full proof way to prevent someone from doing harm electronically, but geez, at LEAST make an attempt. Like that old phrase goes...

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An ounce of prevention...is worth a pound of cure.
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