Symbian licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync

Symbian OS

Not as much of a shock as it might once have been given that Nokia and palmOne have already taken the plunge, but now Symbian Ltd. just became the latest licenses for Microsoft's Exchange Server ActiveSync software, which they're planning to offer as a plug-in for their Symbian OS. If using Symbian is something of a political gesture on your part, don't freak out—you're not going to be required to use Microsoft's software if you don't want to. Unless your boss makes you, that is, because what's really going on is that they're licensing ActiveSync to better appeal to corporate users who absolutely need Exchange Server compatibility.