In a recent press event moderated by Mark Spoonauer from laptop magazine, General Manager of Windows Consumer Product Manager James DeBragga provided the world with a quote that we’re not too likely to forget in the near future. To provide some context, Spoonauer initiated things by asking CEO of Entourage, who make Android based eReader and mobile internet products, why Android was his preferred operating system. The answer was as if from a text book, quoting its ‘free’ price tag along with versatility. However, Microsoft’s DeBragga seemed to disagree, saying Android “is free like a puppy.” To unpack this statement…

I took some time to get a few live photos of the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G at T-Mobile USA’s launch event in New York city.  This is the first time I’ve seen the phone in merlot or black in person, and I have to say that I like both colors much better than the white that it will also be available in.  The merlot in particular was quite pretty, and the black made the device look even smaller – which ain’t a bad thing. While the email client on the phone lacked Exchange support, I did get a chance to…

We just got confirmation from HTC’s Eric Lin stating that the Microsoft Exchange support found in CNET Asia’s Singapore market HTC Magic is indeed meant to be standard on that version of the phone. According to Eric, the phones that lack the “with Google” branding are going to be offered with additional HTC developed functionality, such as the Exchange client seen by CNET Asia. To quote Eric Lin: The Vodafone version of Magic has “with Google” on the back, like the G1. This simple phrase indicates that the phone has a pure Google experience – no customizations have been made…

What’s this?  In its review of the HTC Magic for Singapore, CNET Asia claims that the HTC Magic has native support for Microsoft Exchange email – and it has posted a photo in its review that certainly seems to back that up. Say what? When CNET USA asked Google about Exchange support, this is the official response it got:

NitroDesk have updated their Exchange client with push support for Android to its third generation. Back at the end of March we brought you news about its launch, but the newer version has “Full ActiveSync support, the ability to instantly and automatically synchronize changes made to the Exchange Personal address book into the Android phone book, and support for setting peak hours to specify when to automatically check for changes to Exchange data.” One of the more appealing aspects to the updated version includes automatic and continuous one-way synchronization of contacts from the server to the user’s device. This way,…

We’ve known since pretty much the start of this year that DataViz was going to release a version of its RoadSync Exchange client for Android. We were even there when the official word was given in Barcelona where we attended the MWC back in February. Now things have come to fruition for DataViz, with both Documents To Go and RoadSync Beta now available. So what does this mean for the average Android consumer?

Exchange synchronisation clients for Android are always hot news. Unidirectional synchronisation has been something numerous different applications have offered to solve. Now, Wrike are offering an application that provides a two-way sync solution. Ready to ship tomorrow on March 26 from the Android Market, ContactsCalendarSync provides a wireless, automatic, bi-directional synchronization of your Exchange contacts and appointments with your G1 phone. This new Android tool is available for $24.95 and according to Wrike, the company that produces ContactsCalendarSync, eliminates “the major G1 business-user challenge” by supporting complete two-way Exchange synchronization and an ability to also sync your calendars. A rather…

For many a business user, the thing that has kept them from considering the Android platform is the lack of solid, and complete, Exchange support.  One of the early Exchange client makers for Android, NitroDesk, has just announced that it has released the production version of its push-capable Exchange client to the Android Market. In addition to the push support for contacts, appointments, and email, the new version of TouchDown also supports PIN code security and support for a remotely initiated wipe of the device – in case it gets lost or stolen. People interested in the app can download…

In a press release earlier this week, SEVEN announced the availability of its award-winning mobile messaging solution for the Android platform. SEVEN specialise in mobile email and messaging software, and claim that their software is the first Android solution to address both personal and business mobile email–along with calendars and contacts–on “one intuitive and integrated client interface”. This software is available straight away for both carriers and device manufacturers who want to ship Android with an embedded mobile email solution. The features offered by SEVEN on the Android platform are similar to those offered on the other operating systems. End…

Quickoffice has just announced the very first Microsoft Office viewer for the Android operating system. As one of the world leaders in providing mobile office productivity software and solutions for mobile devices, it is no surprise to hear that the other platforms already supported are numerous and include Symbian, Palm, BlackBerry and iPhone. Now available on Android too, Quickoffice will allow proud owners of the T-Mobile G1 and soon-to-be Android devices to access, view, and manage their Word and Excel files.