BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2004, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Admin & Founder
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,268
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default [2004-10-04] Sproqit socks it to BlackBerry

Please Login to Remove!

US firm Sproqit is making a move into the mobile email market dominated by BlackBerry with software that allows Palm and Pocket PC users to access to their emails on the move.

With the Sproqit Personal Edition software users can log on to Outlook remotely and access email, calendar and contacts.

Security cannot be compromised, the company claimed, because the PC being accessed keeps its security software settings with the handheld using the same port as a standard browser to connect and share information.

"This is the first time users can get direct, real-time secure access to their applications from a handheld device," said Sproqit chief executive Peter Mansour.

"We've added intelligence to a dumb client to make it just mildly stupid. The result is that you can download on demand, onscreen, and get every single message."

Sproquit Personal Edition goes on sale on Wednesday, costing 8 per month. PalmOne will bundle the software into its Treo 600 handset from November.

A 25-person group version will also be released in November, while an enterprise edition for up to 10,000 users will be out in spring next year, Sproqit promised.

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.