Samsung Electronics Research Institute, the application development arm of Samsung Electronics, has announced that Samsung Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile smartphone users will be able to access IBM’s mobility software.
Samsung support for IBM Lotus Notes Traveler means that customers will be able to access advanced collaboration tools such as IBM Lotus Notes for real time access to email, calendar, address book, journal and to-do list data.
The deal will allow an even greater number of current Samsung Mobile users to access their email and share data from their current mobile device. IBM’s mobile software is available now for Windows Mobile users and the companies plan for supporting Samsung S60 devices within the first quarter of 2009.
Samsung Electronics executive vice president CH Lee said: “This is an important step for Samsung as we are now the only manufacturer supporting IBM Lotus Notes both for Symbian S60 and for Windows Mobile devices. This gives our customers another way to access the potential power inside their Samsung smartphone, through the medium of IBM’s great software packages.
“We look forward to Samsung users getting the best experience from this software and enhanced mobile working capabilities, and developers experiencing another channel to create new mobile applications.”