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Good Technology Announces International Distribution Agreements with Bell Mobility and Telstra

In keeping with the summer of news items related to mobile device management, Good Technology has made two announcements related to international distribution.

The first is an agreement with Bell Mobility in Canada to offer Good Mobile Messaging software and Good Mobile Defense for Palm Treo smartphone and Pocket PC customers.

Key features of Good Mobile Messaging and Good Mobile Defense include:

  • Intuitive user interface with robust features on Palm Treo smartphones and Windows Mobile wireless devices
  • End-to-end encryption of all data that is exchanged between server and device
  • Two-way wireless synchronization of Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino functions between device and desktop PC to easily manage applications including e-mail, contacts and calendar
  • Secure Over-the-Air installation and upgrade functionality for provisioning additional business, productivity and security applications onto wireless devices including the latest anti-virus, firewall, and other security software
  • Proactive handheld scanning and policy management to ensure that only pre-authorized devices access the corporate network
  • Enterprise-class security and compliance manager for verification and authentication for mobile devices

More information about this agreement between Bell Mobility and Good Technology can be found here.

The second Good announcement is that of a major distribution alliance with Telstra corporation in Australia, expanding Good’s international reach in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of this agreement, Telstra is the first carrier to introduce the Good Mobility Suite to mobile professionals in Australia, giving customers the award winning Good Mobile Messaging, Good Mobile Intranet and the latest version of Good Mobile Defense in an integrated offering. Telstra will be offering the solution on smartphones including the Palm Treo family, I-mate K-Jam, and I-mate JAMin.

Good Mobility Suite will be available through Telstra sales professionals and enterprise data specialists and the Telstra Shop network. More information on this agreement can be found here.


NTT DoCoMo and Aquafairy Developing Tiny Micro Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell

NTT DoCoMo and Aquafairy have agreed to jointly develop a micro fuel cell for 3G FOMA handsets. Development of this power source has already begun, and prototypes had a power output of two watts as of July 14.

It combines DoCoMo’s recharger technology with Aquafairy’s thin film power unit technology and catalyst for producing hydrogen from water.

The simple hydrogen-producing mechanism and power units make the recharger less than one-fourth the size and more than twice as powerful as the methanol fuel cell prototype that DoCoMo unveiled last year.

When available, this recharger will be able charge a handset several times, and the recharging time will be approximately the same as an AC adapter.

For further information, visit the NTT DoCoMo home page.


New Piel Frama Leather Case for Nokia E61 Introduced

Keeping with its practice of releasing stylish cases with each new mobile device that is released, Piel Frama has announced a new leather case for the Nokia E61. This case features a snap closure, sync through travel cable, rotatable/removable belt clip, three (3) credit card slots, two mini-SD slots, a money pocket, soft leather lining, and ABS shock protection.

The E61 Leather Case is available in black, tan, black/tan, and red. Also available in Vaquetta leather. The price is $60 (Worldwide shipping cost is included in the price).

For more information and to order, visit the Piel Frama web site.




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