by CIO Staff

Funambol Debuts Open-Source BlackBerry Alternative

Feb 07, 20061 min
MobileOpen SourceSmall and Medium Business

Redwood City, Calif.-based Funambol on Monday released its open-source software product, Funambol v3, which can provide e-mail services from a number of servers like Microsoft Exchange, IBM’s Lotus Domino, as well as Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol (POP) servers, CNET reports.

The product is expected to be available today for free download at the company’s website.  Another pay version with more features will also be available.

Funambol is the latest in a ever-expanding pool of competitors looking to draw in Research In Motion’s BlackBerry customers amidst the ongoing infringement suit filed against RIM By NTP, a patent holding firm.

Read BlackBerry on the Edge for CIO’s continuing coverage of the lawsuit, and for more on open source, read It’s Raining Code! (Hallelujah?) and Open Source Moves Up.

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