Nokia quietly announced yesterday it is refocusing its business mobility business by stopping development and marketing of the "behind-the-firewall business mobility solutions".
“We have very strong relationships with industry leadingenterprise technology partners such as Cisco and Microsoft, as well asa broad range of operator and retail channel partners. Together withthem, we will use our expertise in devices, as well as the combinedchannel footprint and customer base, to deliver a range of unbeatableend-to-end offerings for business. The initial success of the Nokia E71with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is a great example of theattractiveness of our new approach,” said Niklas Savander, EVP,Services & Software, Nokia. “We will also continue with ourinvestment strategy to develop key consumer internet services in areassuch as music, games, media, messaging and context based services.”
Nokia looks to be turning its attention more to the consumer space which fits with their making Microsoft’s Exchange Server support available to all the S60 line. That move brought enterprise support to the individual Nokia customer and paved the way for this strategy change. Unfortunately this announcement means the venerable syncing solution from Intellisync will be shut down and no longer available as Nokia bought them in 2005.