Zimbra on Your iPhone, J2ME version and Blackberry

by admin on February 9, 2008

The Apple iPhone is a popular device to use with Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS), especially in the education market. The iPhone and Zimbra together provide end-users the best of both worlds- a complete messaging and collaboration solution plus best-of-class consumer services and entertainment.

There are several ways to use an iPhone to access the Zimbra Server:

  • IMAP / POP – Standards based access to email only
  • Connectors – Use Zimbra’s Connector for iSync (Mac) or Outlook (PC) to sync address book and calendar; combined with IMAP email it is a completely native UI solution. (Network Edition only).
  • Mobile Web Browser – Zimbra Web Client is optimized for Safari on the iPhone; you can take advantage of iPhone’s unique browsing capabilities to access your email, address book, calendar and more.

To learn more about using the iPhone with ZCS, read theiPhone introduction on the Zimbra Wiki.

Getting Zimbra on Your iPhone

Test drive our Mobile Web Client or even the Connectors now using our Hosted Demo, where you can use our sample account. For an extended, you can also get the ZCS Network Edition free trialfor 60 days on your own server.

 

Zimbra Mobile EditionMotorola RAZR

Zimbra Mobile Edition (beta) is a downloadable application that provides a rich experience plus over-the-air data synchronization on popular mobile devices. It is compatible with Zimbra Collaboration Suite 4.5+ Open Source and Network Edition and can be used for free.

Zimbra Mobile Edition is ideal for users of Java / J2ME capable devices (most are) who want a “native” experience similar to what is possible on smartphones with push email. Zimbra Mobile Edition also integrates many of Zimbra’s innovative features, such as conversation views, which you will not find on smartphones native UI, so it provides many the best of both worlds.

Zimbra Mobile Edition features:

  • Rich client user experience
  • Real time access to email, address book, and calendar
  • Zimbra conversation views
  • Conduct advanced mailbox searches
  • View folders, saved searches, flags and tags
  • Manage calendar events; accept / decline meetings
  • Quick access key option to navigate the application
  • Customizable shortcuts, e.g. #0 to tag the current message with “Important”

Supported Devices

In addition to a generic J2ME application for most phones, Zimbra Mobile Edition is also available in versions optimized for the following brands and models:

  • BlackBerry (8800, 8300, 8100)
  • Motorola (KRZR, RAZR, RAZR 2, RIZR, ROKR)
  • Nokia (E61, N73, N80, N95)
  • Samsung (SGH-E900)
  • Sony-Ericsson (K800i, M600, W950i)

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Getting Zimbra Mobile Edition

Test drive it now using our Hosted Demo where you can download the application and run it with sample data, or if you already have a Zimbra Server simply download it there and try it with your own system.

You can also get the ZCS Network Edition free trial if you do not have a Zimbra Server and want to have an extend 60 day test (the J2ME clients are included in the Admin Console).

 

 

BlackBerry Curve

We are proud to offer Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition customers the Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) beta. With this component, the Zimbra Server is able to integrate directly with BES and synchronize with all BlackBerry devices.

This is an optimal solution for organizations that have BES (or are considering it) and wish to migrate from legacy to next-generation messaging and collaboration platforms.

To use the Zimbra Mobile Connector for BlackBerry you must be running BES Express or BES for Exchange. Network Edition customers must also have a Zimbra Mobile license and with it can take advantage of the Connector at no additional cost.

Key features include:

  • Over-the-air synchronization of mail, address book, calendar in the native BlackBerry UI
  • Sync to all BlackBerry devices
  • Full access to Zimbra GAL
  • Search messages
  • Open / view attachments
  • Manage calendar events; accept / decline meetings
  • Administrators add / provision users directly in the BlackBerry Administration Console

Getting Zimbra Mobile Connector for BlackBerry Beta

Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition customers and trial users can register for the download and install the module for free during the Beta period. You can continue to use the Connector for BlackBerry for free past the Beta period if you have a Zimbra Mobile license.

To learn more about Zimbra Mobile and Connector for BlackBerry contact sales@zimbra.com.

Other BlackBerry Solutions

For customers that do not plan on deploying a BES, Zimbra Mobile also supports synchronization with BlackBerry devices via our certified partner solution, Notify Technology, a leading hosted mobility provider (please contact Zimbra NotifyLink sales for more information).

 

 

Zimbra Mobile Web Client

Apple iPhone

Both Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 Open Source and Network Edition users can access their email, contacts, and calendar using our Zimbra Mobile Web Client. This provides on-the-go access to the Zimbra experience to virtually all end-users.

All that is required is an HTML capable web browser that can be pointed at your Zimbra Server URL (e.g. http://servername.com/zimbra/m/). No additional license is required and it can be used for free.

Zimbra Mobile Web Client features:

  • Real time access to email, address book, and calendar
  • View shared content (folders, contacts, schedules)
  • Zimbra conversation views
  • Conduct advanced mailbox searches
  • View all folders, saved searches, flags and tags

Read more about Zimbra Mobile Web Client on the Apple iPhone.

Getting the Zimbra Mobile Web Client

Want to try Zimbra Mobile Web Client? Test drive it now with sample data using our Hosted Demo(choose the “Mobile / HTML” option on the log in page) or download the ZCS Network Edition free trial if you want to do an extended test.

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