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Old 02-15-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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LXer: <em>Unbated Monopolist:</em> Microsoft Targets RIM Blackberry With Price

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Microsoft Corp. on Monday unveiled carrier and device support for its mobile messaging technology that the company hopes will attract customers through lower prices and more features than rival Research In Motion Inc.'s popular Blackberry. The Redmond, Wash., software maker announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that its "direct push" technology is available in Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. The technology also has been integrated into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, and is offered as a hosted service by mobile operators U.K.-based Orange, Vodafone Group PLC, T-Mobile International AG & Co. and Cingular Wireless, jointly owned by BellSouth Corp and AT&T Inc. Paula Rooney wrote this article back in April 2005 saying Microsoft's product code-named Magneto, [was] designed to be a BlackBerry killer



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