What are the consequences for enterprises using Symbian?
Once again, the smartphone market has changed dramatically. Most of Excitor’s customers have made significant investments in the Nokia Symbian product range, and we will naturally continue to support Symbian S60 3rd Edition, 5th Edition, and the latest Symbian ^3 devices going forward.
Excitor has been developing a number of new features for the upcoming new DME version 3.6, and they will all be fully supported on Symbian devices. We will not leave our customers stranded with their current pool of Symbian devices, but enable you to continue using them with DME for the years ahead.
Excitor has decided to expedite the delivery of touchscreen based usability enhancements for Symbian 5th Ed. and Symbian ^3, and will be introducing the innovative Swipe login and enhanced graphical calendar (first introduced on DME for iOS) into the existing 3.5.x version within the coming months.
DME for Windows Phone
Excitor is working on creating a fully secured DME client for Windows Phone 7, and with Nokia’s support of this platform we feel confident that our customers will have even more top quality Windows Phone handsets to choose from. Since the initial versions of Windows Phone are not enterprise ready, DME will be an important component for our customers to ensure that corporate data is fully secured and employees have the centrally managed tools needed to be as efficient as possible.
It will be very interesting to see where Microsoft and Nokia together take the Windows Phone platform, and at Excitor we will naturally continue our efforts to provide world class, cross-platform, secure mobility to our customers around the world.
Carsten Eliot Nielsen