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Published:May 24th, 2008 07:13 EST
Apple's iPhone Gains Email Security

Apple's iPhone Gains Email Security

By George Gildersleeve

Apple’s iPhone is a very high tech piece of equipment to put in your pocket, but there have been some privacy concerns when it comes to sending email from the iPhone. A company by the name of Sybase Inc. plans to roll out new software for the iPhone that would implement security that can rival Palm Inc.’s Treo smart phone and RIM’s Blackberry. The software, which should be ready by the end of this year, will secure wireless information transfers to and from the iPhone which may help it gain popularity among business consumers.

Sybase Inc. already produces software for smart phones to enable secure emailing from mobile devices. With the development of these new software options for various smart phones, the playing field is more level for rivals of the Treo and Blackberry smart phones. This means that the already popular iPhone will have a chance to bring in far more consumers in the business world and cause sales to increase even more in the near future.

According to Sybase Inc. the new software will allow businesses to deliver emails to any smart phone running the software that is currently in development. This software will make Apple’s iPhone a big contender in the business smart phone market that has been growing substantially in recent years. With the iPhone’s media capabilities and now the inclusion of secured email will make its success even greater than it has proven capable of.

Sybase Inc. already supplies similar software to the Treo, Blackberry, and Microsoft based smart phones, so with the inclusion of Apple’s phone to the more business oriented consumers the iPhone may look a little more tempting when these consumers shop for a new smart phone for business purposes.