You win some, you lose some. Despite Apple's attention-grabbing announcement, Microsoft today revealed plans to offer software upgrades to allow Outlook users access to corporate e-mail via their mobile devices, a move directly targeted at taking over market share from industry leader Research In Motion and its Blackberry handheld device.
"We heard from our customers they want a simple and easy way to give their employees access to mobile messaging. The thing that has been the complicating factor until now is expensive middleware. We offer it as an upgrade. It's free," said Suzan DelBene, responsible for marketing Mobile devices at Microsoft.
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