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Motorola Gets Good

Dramatically recasting the fiercely competitive wireless messaging sector, the acquisition of privately held Good Technology Inc. today by Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) represents arguably the biggest competitive threat yet to the dominant BlackBerry mobile email device -- and a potential game-ender for Treo-maker Palm Inc. , whose continued existence as an independent company is now thrown further into question.

Good Technology's products offers email synchronization between handhelds and enterprise email systems, including Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)'s Exchange and Lotus Domino, from IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"This will dramatically reshape the wireless email marketplace!" exclaims Jack Gold, head of research firm J.Gold Associates, in an email.

Get all the details at Unstrung.

— Richard Martin, Senior Editor, and Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

Honestly 12/5/2012 | 3:35:06 AM
re: Motorola Gets Good Before you put a nail in Palm's coffin try the Treo 700P. Palms SW is so rich in applications that corporate email is just a small part of the val ad of the system and the braodband speed and 3rd party SW makes the Palm product awesome. I agree that consolidation is more than just a trend, but what makes you think Palm would stand by itself in any case. Smart companies continue to grow.
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