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Sony Ericsson phones support Exchange Server

Workers using Sony Ericsson devices will be able to access e-mail, check calendar entries from anywhere.

Microsoft announced Monday that Sony Ericsson, a joint venture of consumer electronics maker Sony and cell phone maker Ericsson, has licensed the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to enable Sony Ericsson's P990 and M600 phones to directly synchronize with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

The new capability will let mobile workers access their e-mail, calendar and contact information from anywhere using their Sony Ericsson handheld devices. For companies that have deployed Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2, additional mobile enhancements such as Direct Push are also supported, providing instant access to newly received e-mail messages. Both of the new phones will be available in the second quarter of 2006. Microsoft has similar licensing agreements for its Exchange ActiveSync technology with companies, such as Motorola, Nokia, Palm and Symbian