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Dell and Good Technology team up for wireless data

Dell Computer and Good Technology are to develop handheld devices that incorporate wireless data access technologies.

The companies said that they are to incorporate Good's wireless e-mail software to Dell's handhelds and servers.

Dell will offer GoodLink bundled with its PowerEdge servers immediately. GoodLink allows handheld users to wirelessly synchronise their devices with corporate e-mail and documents without having to place the device in a cradle connected to a PC.

It is similar to a technology developed by Research In Motion, which makes and sells the popular BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry can send and receive e-mail wirelessly, but requires a physical connection to a PC to update some data or erase e-mail from an inbox.

As handheld devices and mobile networks became increasingly sophisticated, Good realised it could benefit from partnering with a major hardware supplier, allowing it to focus on developing its GoodLink software and helping to make wireless e-mail a mainstream technology, said Danny Shader, chief executive officer of Good Technology.

The companies do not have a release date for the introduction of GoodLink on Dell's Axim handhelds or future devices.


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