Motorola embraces EAS

Now this is interesting: Motorola has announced that they’ve licensed Exchange ActiveSync and will start supporting it when they release the A780 phone next year. That means that Exchange ActiveSync will be available on a Linux-based device, along with the PalmOS-based Treo 650. While this might seem like the kind of thing to give the Windows Mobile apoplexy, Motorola sees (and has labeled) the A780 as a midtier device that doesn’t compete with the feature-rich(er) Windows Mobile devices now on the market. EAS will be integrated with Motorola’s propietary MOTOSYNC protocol; it’s too early for me to tell what form the integration might take.

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