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iPhone Goes Corporate

By Scott Hillis Thu Mar 6, 6:21 PM ET

CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Thursday its iPhone soon will support corporate e-mail, targeting a new market and challenging the dominance of Research In Motion Ltd‘s popular Blackberry devices….

Apple said the iPhone would work with Microsoft Corp‘s Exchange software for managing business e-mails, contacts and calendars and “pushing” that information to handheld devices.

“We are doing all of these things with the next release of iPhone software,” Phil Schiller, vice president of global marketing for Apple, said at the company’s headquarters. “I think enterprise customers are going to be pretty excited.”

The new programming tools are also seen as a way to build more interest in the iPhone, which has so far only been able to run outside programs through the Web browser. The tool kit will let software makers write applications that can tap more of the iPhone’s capabilities, such as its touch-sensitive screen and motion sensors.

“Starting today, we are opening up the same native (interfaces) and tools that we use internally to build all our iPhone applications,” said Scott Forstall, vice president of iPhone software.

Programs will only be available through a new “apps store” on the iPhone and in Apple’s iTunes software that currently sells music and videos. Apple will keep 30 percent of revenue, with the rest going to developers.

Source – Reuters

March 7, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Mobility, News Related, Software | , | Leave a comment