Monday, March 9, 2009

Telstra, Cooperate with the Microsoft

A TELSTRA-branded mobile user interface is the aboriginal bake-apple of the telco's accord with Microsoft, about three months afterwards their fresh affiliation was forged.

The Telstra interface, which was developed by Victoria-basedcomputer application developer Pointui, runs on Windows Adaptable 6.1 and allows users to customise their phone's home awning and abate the cardinal of accomplish to admission and use applications.

"It's all about bringing that one touch, one bang user acquaintance to our customers," Telstra controlling administrator advancement articles Ross Fielding said.

The user interface will tie in with Microsoft's barter email server and will additionally admission admission to accumulated email servers for SME customers. Admission to email will be answerable on a pay per ages base Telstra said.

The user interface additionally allows users to binding their handset to a PC for use as a USB abstracts modem.

The interface will be broadcast in the abreast approaching to accommodate a ambit of Microsoft products, such as Sharepoint and Live Meeting, Mr Fielding said during the Adaptable World Congress in Barcelona.

Earlier this week, Microsoft appear a fresh adaptation of its operating system, Windows Adaptable 6.5, that has agnate customisable appearance as the Telstra interface. Windows Adaptable 6.5 will additionally absorb appearance such as added good web browsing and added good operability with a touch-screen phone.

Although Telstra's fresh user interface is based on Windows Adaptable 6.1, Mr Fielding said Telstra didn't feel like it had acclimatized for an inferior operating system.

"Microsoft-based mobiles are not the best accessible accessories so we've been alive with Microsoft and Steve Ballmer to get it alive for us.

"We are blessed with 6.1 because it is on added handsets than 6.5. The assignment that we've put in with this interface has been anon fed into the development of 6.5."

The fresh Telstra interface will be accessible on a $60 account plan with a Motorola A3100 in April and on a $150 account plan with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 in May.

Telstra said the user interface will be accessible on added Windows Adaptable handsets in the future.

The accord will see the two companies coact on adaptable devices, hosted business applications and unified communications.

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