Microsoft launching push email devices

Feb 13 2006 - 09:45 AM ET | Backpage, PDA Phone, Smartphone

Microsoft is planning on launching a couple of devices today to compete with the Blackberry. Microsoft's devices will feature it's version of push email from several providers including Vodaphone, and Cingular.

But according to an article at the Wall Street Journal:

"But analysts told the Journal that while they expect Microsoft to rapidly gain market share in the mobile e-mail sector, they don't necessarily expect it to catch up with RIM anytime soon.

Microsoft still has "some issues in the functionality they can offer," Ben Wood, an analyst at technology research firm Gartner, told the Journal. "RIM's solution is richer in terms of some of the security and management features."

[via CNNMoney]