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Vote! Zimbra Mobile on the Openmoko

Jun 23, 2008 by Joseph Reeves

Here at OA we use the excellent Zimbra collaboration suite for email, calenders and the like. We moved to Zimbra from a Microsoft Exchange system; Zimbra performs better, costs less and can be provided to all members of staff. Email used to be the preserve of the office based worker, but by running Zimbra on the FreeRunners provided to every member of staff, we'll be able to communicate effectively with the field.

Zimbra Mobile is java based and works very nicely on my SE W950i. Jalimo works very nicely on my FreeRunner. Now I want Zimbra on my FreeRunner! This is something you can vote for; get enough votes and Zimbra will release a client for the Openmoko platform. The current state of the poll is depressing; Openmoko has received 5% of the votes cast. Why is Windows Mobile doing so well? They should be on Exchange. Those devices all have such small screen resolutions too; the FreeRunner, with its glorious screen, is the perfect platform for mobile Zimbra.

Please help make the FreeRunner even more awesome on release day by voting for this! This is a potential BlackBerry killer in the making.

[UPDATE:] We're the clear leaders in the poll, ticket opened: 29422

Please vote!


Maybe you should post this on the community mailing-list?
It would perhaps reach more people. Also: openmoko scores bad because for everyone that is waiting for a FreeRunner, there are a few thousands of windows users?

Posted by Yorick on June 23, 2008 at 12:32 PM BST #

Hi Yorick, thanks for the comment. I've posted to the community list but we're probably suffering from the infamous delay that it suffers. Hopefully we'll drum up some interest. Cheers, J

Posted by Joseph Reeves on June 23, 2008 at 12:35 PM BST #

voted :)
42 20.29%

Posted by xiangfu on June 23, 2008 at 09:35 PM BST #

This is great and I will support it, but I hope it will not exclude or marginalize the SyncML work which is crucial!


Posted by niklauz on June 24, 2008 at 11:21 AM BST #

It's very funny to see the persons involved into the creation of an open source mobile platform using and also promoting a proprietary software.

Posted by Lazza on June 24, 2008 at 01:59 PM BST #

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