Sunday, June 24, 2007

Motorola Introduces Good Mobile Messaging 5

Motorola announced the release of Good Mobile Messaging 5, a mobile messaging client for business users. The new release aims for greater personalization; and strengthened security and manageability. The new release will incorporate all of the handheld security capabilities previously available separately though the company's Good Mobile Defense product. New features include:

  • Group and find by conversation and sender: sorts and groups emails by conversation thread and/or sender, helping users to easily pinpoint important messages and save time by filing and/or deleting an entire thread or group

  • Complete calendaring: helps invite participants to a meeting, provide real-time visibility into their free/busy status; and automatically suggests and reserves conference rooms based on past preferences and availability

  • Edit and send documents: securely accesses corporate intranets using Good Mobile Intranet (GMI); enables downloads of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF documents directly to the smartphone; allows users to edit files and attach them to outbound emails

  • Dial without password: dials a contact from a password-protected phone without requiring users to enter the password--all while keeping email and contacts data secure

  • Third-party access to contacts: option to provide third-party applications, such as voice dialing and SMS, with access to Good contacts, helping to enhance device usability.
  • Earlier this year, Motorola completed its acquisition of Good Technology, a supplier of enterprise mobile computing software and service, for an undisclosed sum. At the time of the deal, the companies said more than 12,000 enterprises globally were using the Good platform for their mobile messaging.