iPhone support for Lotus Notes to be announced

So this is what we waited for at the Opening General Session yesterday. So probably IBM did not announce it in respect to strategic partner RIM.

Orlando, Fla. – IBM/Lotus for the first time ever will provide users of the iPhone and other mobile devices that support ActiveSync with real-time access to their email, calendars and contacts.

The company plans to announce on Wednesday that it will add support for Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol, which will enable instant over-the-air email delivery to Apple’s iPhone 2.0 mail client and other handsets that support the protocol.

The ActiveSync technology will be added later this year to Lotus Notes Traveler, which provides real-time replication between mobile devices and Notes.

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Meanwhile Sybase anounced full iPhone support too. So welcome iPhone to the other half of the corporate messaging world.