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After spending some time suffering through Motoblur’s efforts to show my MS Exchange email on my Android phone (a Motorola Cliq), I stumbled through some forums after a google search. Eureka!
Dataviz’ RoadSync installed without problem on the Android and is now on my list of must have apps for the Android phone. Also, it’s available for $9.99 for a limited time (rather than $19.99) so I encourage anyone using an Android that has to have MS Exchange email/calendar and contacts access to buy it (how’s that for an endorsement based on a few hours of playing around with it?).

Based on Exchange ActiveSync technology licensed directly from Microsoft, RoadSync provides secure, wireless and direct push synchronization of corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts and attachments – all in one affordable, scalable and easy to manage package.
RoadSync for Android is exclusively available in Android Market as a free 14-day trial. To install the RoadSync application, simply follow the below steps to download the application on your Android-powered handset.
If you like what you see, you can easily activate the software by purchasing the ‘RoadSync Full Version Key’ in the Android Market for a limited-time introductory price of $9.99 (Regularly $19.99.)
RoadSync is now available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, traditional and simplified Chinese.
About RoadSync Features | How To Install RoadSync

Definitely worth the investment!


However, if you don’t want to spend the money, consider this alternative: K-9 Mail. It lacks ActiveSync support, but worked quite well with Gmail, perhaps even better than the built-in Gmail app. From the site:

K-9 Mail Android App is an open source email client for Android with multi-folder sync, email signatures, Bcc-to-self, return-address configuration, keyboard shortcuts, Exchange Support, message flagging, IMAP deletes, saving attachments, configurable notifications and more.

Oh, and I did get K-9 to read my MS Exchange mail, but sending was a different matter…not sure if the prob was particular to my MS Exchange server (probably was) since K-9 worked fine when I substituted Gmail SMTP server (sending mail info).


Update 07/21/2010: I highly recommend K-9 as a replacement for the built-in Gmail app on Android.



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