Visto, Blackberry Killer?

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Visto LogoRIM will have some tough competition with “push” email technology in the next few years and they know that. RIM has been aggresively trying to license their software to other hardware vendors before a company comes with their own push technology and does it themselves. Well it is possible that this company has arrived and its name is Visto. Last October the company announced Visto Mobile 5.0 which utilizes its ConstantSync technology for real-time, push based, over-the-air email, contact, and calendar updates that are end-to-end secured using FIPS compliant AES encryption just like RIM. Visto has already licensed their software on various devices including Ericsson’s P910 and Motorola’s MPx220 on 10 wireless carriers including AT&T and Nextel. Its technology already has a broad range of operating systems supported by Visto Mobile 5.0 including Windows Mobile 2003 for SmartPhone and Pocket PC Phone Edition, Palm OS, Symbian OS, and J2ME MIDP 2.0.

Even though Visto supports more devices and operating system it still has a long way to go. RIM has branded the Blackberry as the must have corporate device, you have everyone from Jay-Z to every corporate person having one or wanting one. It probably is too late for Visto to get any penetration in the corporate and government sector but the consumer market is way open. In my humble opinion that should be the main focus for Visto in the next few years.

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  • http://www.good.com/ Don Steichen

    Have you had an opportunity to evaluate and speculate on GoodLink 4.0? What is your opinion of Good’s potential against RIM in the next few years?

  • http://www.good.com Don Steichen

    Have you had an opportunity to evaluate and speculate on GoodLink 4.0? What is your opinion of Good’s potential against RIM in the next few years?

  • Anonymous

    We have evaluated both the GoodLink 4.0 client and the new Visto 5.0 Beta client for Palm Devices. Currently GoodLink is far superior. Although we have not done stress testing on some of the features offered with GoodLink such as the OTA client installs and client upgrades it has shown great promise. As for Visto it lacks many administrative tools that GoodLink offers, it is also just breaking in to the constant sync market where as BlackBerry has a much more robust platform and a more established user base. I would find GoodLink to be the stronger contender to BlackBerry since the tools are fairly alike the technology is MAPI based. The one huge advantage is the ability to install GoodLink client on PPC and Palm base devices, where as BlackBerry requires its own devices.

  • Anonymous

    We have evaluated both the GoodLink 4.0 client and the new Visto 5.0 Beta client for Palm Devices. Currently GoodLink is far superior. Although we have not done stress testing on some of the features offered with GoodLink such as the OTA client installs and client upgrades it has shown great promise. As for Visto it lacks many administrative tools that GoodLink offers, it is also just breaking in to the constant sync market where as BlackBerry has a much more robust platform and a more established user base. I would find GoodLink to be the stronger contender to BlackBerry since the tools are fairly alike the technology is MAPI based. The one huge advantage is the ability to install GoodLink client on PPC and Palm base devices, where as BlackBerry requires its own devices.