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Why aren’t Linux phones using SyncML?

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There’s one thing about the Nokia N900’s Debian-based Maemo OS that I find bewildering and infuriating at the same time. It’s the lack of full support for SyncML — and in its place, Microsoft Exchange.

On such an unabashedly open-source device this is… well, it’s inconceivably stupid. Embarrassing even — except that other “open” device manufacturers are guilty of the same crime.

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