You have to love companies that jump the gun a bit on announcements. I am not sure what to make of CompanionLink’s announcement this morning that they will support Outlook to BlackBerry 10 Sync for the BlackBerry X10 and Z10 phones. They claim they will have two way sync with Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, & 2013 over USB, Wi-Fi, and “DejaCloud” sync. Here is what they had to say about it:
“Direct USB sync is one of the cornerstones of the mobile professional experience,” says Wayland Bruns, CTO of CompanionLink Software. “Whether you choose the keyboard X10 phone, or the full screen Z10 phone, the power of the new BlackBerry OS 10 is fantastic. It has allowed us to build, for the first time, a PC-style app that runs on BlackBerry OS 10 devices. The app is called DejaOffice and handles events colored by category, recurring tasks, Franklin Covey and MYOB task styles, private memos and full support for contacts, calendar, tasks and notes.”
RIM has been very coy on if they will offer their own Outlook sync tool in BlackBerry Link (replacement for BlackBerry Desktop Manager) for BlackBerry 10 especially since BlackBerry 10 has ActiveSync, CardDAV, and CalDAV support for wireless sync. Either way CompanionLink promises to have you covered on up to three computers. They will charge you $14.95 for a 3 month subscription of $49.95 one time license.
What do you think? Will BlackBerry Link have Outlook sync built in?