updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon May 19, 2008
Sybase & iPhone e-mail
Enterprise developer Sybase has plans for its own proprietary iPhone e-mail software, Reuters reports. The company's CEO, John Chen, says that an iPhone application should be released "soon," and certainly before the end of 2008. It will let people access corporate e-mail with the same amount of security available on other phones, such as Palm's Treo or RIM's BlackBerry.
Security has been one of the primary obstacles to corporate adoption of the iPhone, though Apple is attempting to remedy this through support for IT administration and WPA2 encryption. Such safeguards have been available on other phones for years. Chen meanwhile notes that it is already working on support for Android, Google's forthcoming smartphone platform.