Alltel Intros New Mobile Email Client
Today Alltel Wireless announced a new mobile email client for Windows Mobile devices as well as some feature phones. The software needs to be downloaded to the handset. Once it is, users need only type in their username and password once for the email service of their choice. The new software also syncs with Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA). OWA lets people sync their work calendars and contacts without IT support or the need to run any software inside a corporate firewall. The software is compatible with the following handsets: HTC Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, PPC 6800, and Touch; Motorola Q, K1m, RAZR V3a and Q9C; Palm Treo 700wx; Samsung Delve and Hue; and the LG Scoop.
Microsoft Brings Facebook Calendar to Outlook Apps
Microsoft today said an update to Outlook for Android and iOS will allow users to add calendars from Facebook, Evernote, and Wunderlist. The integration supports events, notes, and reminders.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Microsoft's 'Send' App is More Messaging than Email
Microsoft today released a new email application called Send. The idea behind Send, developed by Microsoft Garage, is to let people send quick messages to one another while still harnessing the power of corporate email.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.