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supported SyncML devices

SyncML supported devices

Most mobile phones should work out of the box. If your device isn't listed here, it does't mean that its not supported! Just try it and give us feetback, so that we could keep this site up to date.

PDA

Most PDAs require a 3rd party SyncML Client to work. Below is a list of PDA's and clients.

 
 

 

Manufactor Model Client Status Notes
calendar contacs todo notes
Palm any Synthesis Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine  
" " Funambol Working fine  
Windos Mobile any Synthesis Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine  
" " Funambol Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine    
Blackberry any Funambol Working fine Working fine    
iPod any Funambol Working fine Working fine    

Note on Palm:  There is a project to give LDAP support for it's contacts, which claims to be in alpha.  Those interested should look

http://sourceforge.net/projects/palm-ldap/

Also there is this howto for linux users

http://www.netadmintools.com/art81.html
 

Mobile phones

 

Manufactor Model Status Notes
calendar contacs todo notes
Siemens SX11 Working fine Working fine -- -- Todo and Notes not supported by client.
Nokia 6600         reported by user
  6620 Working fine Working fine -- Working fine Notes not support by client
  6630         reported by user
  6670         reported by user
  E60  Working fine  Working fine  Working fine  Working fine  
  E71  Working fine  Working fine  Working fine  Working fine  
  N70         reported by user
  N73         reported by user
  N90         reported by user
Sony Ericsson D750i Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine Some fields get cut off. Supports no recurring events and only one addresstype.
  K600i Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine

Mostly OK - only one trange exception: Sync fails as long there is a completed task item in the task list
It will resume normal sync'ing once I deleted the task in question.
The phone doesn't allow to enter recurring events. They would sync and display as such though.

Other SyncML clients

 

Client Status Notes
calendar contacs todo notes
Synthesis Working fine Working fine Working fine Working fine Commercial client for PDA (!PalmOS, PocketPC, Windows Mobile, SmartPhone)
Funambol Depends on device Working fine Depends on device Depends on device

Free clients for PalmOS, Outlook, Windws Mobile, PocketPC, BlackBerry and iPod

 

For installation of the SyncML server for eGroupWare, please read the SyncMLInstallHowTo

 

 

General Limitation of SyncML

Contacts

Only the contacts which you are the egroupware-owner  of get sync'ed. There doesn't seem to be a way to sync contacts under a category. So if you have shared calendars with other people using egroupware, there is currently to be no way to sync them.

This is also a problem for a secretary to add an contact into the boss' calender. The only workaround feasible would be to login as the boss him/herself  and enter the event - so it get's sync'ed.

The good news is that at least one developer already knows of this limatation and will hopefully fix it soon, though no word on how soon.

 

Notes

This will sync all egroupware infolog notes. These will appear as notes, but will not have the contact information with it, which means it out of contexts.



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