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Synchronica makes sneaky acquisition

Snatches technology used by rivals like Nokia
Fri Nov 02 2007, 18:38

MOBILE EMAIL specialist Synchronica has pulled a fast one over its rival by acquiring the IPR rights from Goodserver who technology is buried inside rival products.

Goodserver is a specialist in the mobile IMAP email sector, while Synchronica is best known for its expertise in the SynchML – now known as OMA DS – email sector. So they make a good fit.

From Synchronica's viewpoint it is a smart move since it acquires the supplier of its own IMAP offering. But the list of other vendors who use Goodserver's technology is also impressive.

The list includes none other than Nokia with its Intellisync product; Cisco and Bellsouth (whose offering has presumably been inherited by AT&T Wireless).

The move will very definitely strengthen Synchronica's position in the mobile email sector since it now effectively has possession of strong of two products for both prominent Push email standards - Push IMAP/ Lemonade and OMA DS.

The bizarre spin-off is the likes of Nokia with Intellisync sell she loads of their rival products, Synchronica still rakes in the royalties.

Synchronica is best known, of course, for inventing the technology behind the sceaming phone. And then letting its distributor Remote XT, take all the glory. µ


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