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GigaByte G-Smart: first smartphone with MSFP push e-mail

Marc Perton

The GigaByte G-Smart would probably be relegated to Asia-only smartphone history, except for one thing: the device is reportedly the first handheld to ship with Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack (aka AKU 2) pre-installed. MSFP, which was recently released to developers and licensees, enables push e-mail from Exchange servers to Pocket PCs, giving users of Windows Mobile 5 devices more of a Blackberry-like experience when it comes to checking and reading their mail. Other manufacturers are expected to follow suit, so it shouldn’t be long before MSFP-enabled smartphones hit US shores. You may also be able to get an upgrade from your manufacturer if you have a recent-vintage WinMo 5 device.

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