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Palm webOS 1.1 to bring huge Exchange boost, apps?

updated 12:20 pm EDT, Fri July 10, 2009

Palm webOS 1 1 Leak

A tip regarding Palm's future webOS 1.1 update hints that the smartphone OS is about to receive a significant upgrade, particularly for business users. The new firmware described by PreCentral should give the Pre and future Palm phones much requested Microsoft Exchange features such as support for company-initiated remote wipes, requiring a PIN to unlock the phone, forcing a certain complexity of PIN, and automatically locking the phone when it goes unused for a certain amount of time. All of the additions are considered essential for the phone, which has seen unusually high interest from corporate buyers and to compete against the iPhone in the workplace.

More apps are also reportedly due to come with 1.1, though it's not known at this point whether it involves more built-in apps or more App Catalog items for sale. What these apps will be is just as unknown. The update is poised to go live sometime within the next 30 days and will be the first significant update to the Pre since it was launched in June. Until now, there have been only a few minor bug fix updates.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. iphonerulez

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    Does this mean that

    the Palm Pre will gain greater acceptance into the the corporate world faster than the iPhone has. I suppose it should be relatively easy for Palm to figure it out since I suppose the Palm Treo line was already being used in the enterprise. Will the IT departments look at the Pre and say, sorry, but this Pre is not as good as the BlackBerry for managing profiles and so we can't use it.

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