Motorola has just announced that it will acquire Good Technology, one of RIM’s chief rivals in the market for push email.
Good’s system for wirelessly and securely synchronizing emails, contacts, and calendar information between servers and mobile devices is available for a wide variety of smartphones–both Palm OS and Pocket PC–including ones not offered by Motorola. It appears that this will continue after the acquisition.
"Motorola’s global reach, scale, widely recognized brand and worldwide carrier and customer relationships make it the ideal partner for Good Technology," said Danny Shader, chief executive officer and president of Good Technology. "Our combined teams will create exciting growth opportunities for Good Technology, our customers and our employees."
The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and other customary conditions, is expected to close in early 2007. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
More information is available on Good Technologies’ web site.