IBM and Sony Ericsson have started deliveries of secure mobile end-to-end solutions to the enterprise market.

Sony Ericsson introduced its new P900 smartphone, which combined with IBM software can provide enterprises mobile end-to-end solutions, helping them extend business information to mobile workers.

The new solution combines IBM’s delivery capability and Sony Ericsson’s P800 and newly announced P900 smartphones. Users gain mobile access to e-mail, corporate intranets and other applications.

The Sony Ericsson P800 integrates a phone, full PDA-functionality, Internet access, camera, video and music player and communications features in one device, running on the open operating system, Symbian OS. The P900 incorporates a number of vital upgrades, such as a 65K color screen, increased internal memory and video camera capability. It will be on the market during Q4 2003.

“The advanced application readiness of Sony Ericsson’s smartphones combined with IBM’s enterprise technologies yield real benefits for companies looking for mobile solutions,” says Jan Wareby, corporate executive VP and head of sales and marketing at Sony Ericsson.

Targeting the mobile workforce of medium to large companies, the solution utilizes the new version of IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access middleware that provides mobile professionals wireless access to enterprise data, as well as personal productivity applications and Lotus Instant Messaging.

Protecting an enterprise’s sensitive data, WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager creates a mobile Virtual Private Network, for both Internet Protocol (IP) networks and non-IP or private packet radio networks that encrypts data.


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