Goodlink mobile messaging arrives in UK

Good Technology is making its Goodlink wireless messaging and data access software available in the UK.

Good Technology is making its Goodlink wireless messaging and data access software available in the UK.

Goodlink 3.0 software will allow the delivery of corporate e-mail to PalmOne's Treo 600 PDA customers and to those using mobile phones based on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system.

In an agreement with Orange Personal Communications Services, the Goodlink software can be installed on an enterprise's servers and will then provide access, over Orange's network, to corporate e-mail and other systems such as CRM and ERP over the Treo handhelds, said Good's vice-president of marketing and product management Sue Forbes.

Customers will, however, pay Good directly rather than paying through Orange.

"We changed our business model last year and chose to co-sell with the carrier, because we find that a lot of customers want to deal directly with the software provider. It gives them more comfort about support," she said.

The cost of the server software, client software and support for both is about £180 to £200  per user per year, with volume discounts available for large customers.

Good is also working on European language versions of its software and hopes to expand into other European markets later this year.

Gillian Law writes for IDG News Service

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