This second generation Google Android phone will be available on August 5 through T-Mobile. Reviews show that this phone is a significant step forward for the Google Android mobile platform from the first phone – the G1.
However, complete compatibility with Microsoft Exchange seems to be crippled.
Here’s what BusinessWeek said about the phone’s Exchange support:
“You can send and receive Exchange e-mail, but unlike the iPhone or Palm Pre, there’s no direct access to Exchange’s contact and calendar features. Instead, the myTouch requires you to use Google’s Contact Sync and Calendar Sync to move data from Outlook to a Google server, and from there to the handset. It’s a clumsy and incomplete solution.”
CompanionLink for Google provides a robust solution to fit that puzzle by synchronizing Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks with Google. It also supports sync of multiple Outlook calendars and multiple and shared Google calendars.