24 February 2003 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company's data synchronisation and management software, XTNDConnect
Server, will support the Sony Ericsson P800, a new mobile smartphone running
the Symbian R7 operating system.
In addition to the GPRS enabled phone and powerful PDA functions, Sony
Ericsson has incorporated Bluetooth, USB and infrared connectivity, as well
as a digital camera into this compact new device. Extended Systems' support
for the P800 completes the solution by giving enterprise users access to
critical corporate data, including email, calendar, contacts and tasks from
MS Exchange and Lotus Notes environments. Users can email pictures, share
contacts and manage their calendar wirelessly or through a cable connection.
The client software combined with XTNDConnect Server gives IT departments
the capability to manage the Sony Ericsson P800 along with Palm,
PocketPC/Windows CE, SyncML and other Symbian devices already existing
within the enterprise. Though early releases of the P800 have been
primarily in Europe, Extended Systems reports that global demand for P800
support is already surfacing in some of its largest accounts.
"The ability to support Symbian is a key requirement for many Global 2000
companies and one of many factors that differentiates Extended Systems from
its competitors," said Extended Systems CEO and President Steve Simpson.
"With this announcement, Extended Systems further demonstrates
cross-platform, global support for popular mobile and wireless devices."
"With the P800, we have created an open communications tool which is
unparalleled on the market today," said Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice
President of Application & Content Development at Sony Ericsson.
"Connectivity and synchronisation are two of the main benefits of the P800.
Giving IT managers control while still allowing users to have wireless
access is a critical component to the success of the P800. That is why it
is so important that Extended Systems' proven solution is available."
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