Synchronica extends free Mobile Gateway trial to UK iPhone users

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Synchronica, the mobile synchronization and device management company, has announced that UK iPhone owners can now turn their new handset into a business phone by adding a secure corporate email service free of charge with just a few clicks.

Synchronica says it is the only vendor offering a live solution allowing iPhone owners to receive push email from Microsoft Exchange accounts without requiring additional software to be installed on the iPhone or behind the corporate firewall.

The free trial for UK iPhone users follows a successful trial running in the US since August. More than 10,000 US iPhone users have already signed up for the Mobile Gateway trial and have seamlessly incorporated their new handsets into their business life, using mobile email.

By signing up for a free 60-day UK trial with Synchronica's Mobile Gateway today, owners of the smartphone from Apple can receive their corporate email on their iPhones without having to install any additional software on the handset or behind the corporate firewall.

Mobile Gateway, which provides a link between the iPhone's built-in email client and Microsoft Exchange, is the perfect complement to iTunes for ensuring fast, secure synchronization of all business data. While iTunes synchronizes calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook, Mobile Gateway keeps the iPhone connected to corporate email when the user has left the office.

It provides tight integration between the iPhone and Microsoft Exchange and automatically delivers emails to the built-in email client of the iPhone including support for folders and attachments. Emails sent from the iPhone via Mobile Gateway automatically appear in the sent items folder of the user's Exchange account, just as if they had been sent from the user's PC.

Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, said: "I know that those who have finally got their hands on the iPhone in the UK are going to love their new handset just as much I love mine. The iPhone is an iconic device with an exceptional user experience - and probably the first to deliver the complete web experience on a mobile device. Mobile Gateway closes the main gap in its functionality by connecting the iPhone to corporate Exchange mailboxes. Another reason to leave that BlackBerry in the drawer."