Motorola’s MOTOSYNC™ Provides Direct Wireless Mobile Connectivity to Industry-Leading Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – November 29, 2004 – Today, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies, announced interoperability between Motorola’s MOTOSYNC™ technology-enabled mobile phones and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. The agreement with Microsoft to license the Exchange Server ActiveSync® protocol enables Motorola mobile phones to give enterprise customers direct seamless access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

“MOTOSYNC-enabled mobile phones will make life simpler and smarter for mobile professionals. In support of wireless e-mail and office productivity, this solution combines a great phone-first experience with connected messaging and will be available to customers initially with the Motorola A780 mobile phone starting in 2005,” says Ed Zylka, general manager, Motorola’s Enterprise Solutions Group. “This new facet of the relationship between our companies combines Motorola’s highly successful mass-market mobile devices with the established leadership of Exchange Server within the corporate e-mail server market.”

“The combination of the Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol and mobile solutions from Motorola provides customers with a direct means of extending wireless access to corporate e-mail from their Motorola devices in the field,” said Kim Akers, senior director of the Exchange Server Product Group at Microsoft. “We believe that the combination of MOTOSYNC-enabled mobile phones and Exchange Server 2003 can significantly enhance end-user productivity by providing a direct, easily implemented wireless e-mail while simultaneously lowering IT costs by eliminating the need for middleware.”

MOTOSYNC is a secure, over-the-air synchronization framework that is designed to be seamlessly interoperable with leading corporate messaging solutions to provide always-up-to-date wireless e-mail, personal information, and group calendar on Motorola mobile phones.

Wise move Motorola 🙂