With the help of three new partners, NetSuite now provides extensions to its hosted mid-market applications suite so it will run on mobile devices. NetSuite\u2019s eponymous integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) online suite includes ERP, CRM and e-commerce functionality.\n\nThe partners\u2014Antenna Software, Explore Mobile (a wholly owned subsidiary of Explore Consulting) and iEnterprises\u2014have used NetSuite\u2019s SuiteFlex application development and integration software to build extensions to the NetSuite apps so they can be accessed wirelessly by BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm Treo users. Pricing is up to the partners; NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson expects each extension to typically cost $25 per user per month.\n\nNetSuite users can also now access the suite via their iPhones, as the much-hyped Apple device inches into enterprises. NetSuite 2007.0, the latest version of the SaaS suite, includes native support for the most recent release of Apple\u2019s Safari Web browser, functionality that NetSuite has dubbed SuitePhone. The iPhone uses Safari as its Web browser. Unveiled in June, NetSuite 2007.0 is being rolled out to the vendor\u2019s existing customer base and will be available this summer.\n\nIn April 2006, NetSuite\u2019s prime competitor in the hosted CRM space, Salesforce.com, made its first ever purchase, acquiring one of its partners, wireless technology developer Sendia. The vendor also launched AppExchange Mobile, technology based on Sendia\u2019s software, allowing customers to access on-demand applications from Salesforce.com and its partners from handheld computers and smart phones.