None of the features that Good has built into the new software are particularly groundbreaking, but the company has put together a product that will help users and IT managers feel more comfortable when deploying wireless e-mail devices, said David Linsalata, an analyst with IDC in Framingham.
"The real advantage of Good's new product is that it takes a lot of things and combines them into one package. They have some things such as the multitasking that make the device easier to use" for mobile professionals such as salespeople, he said.
Good Technology, based in Sunnyvale, California, also announced plans to develop a portal for application developers to showcase their work, Forbes said. Information about applications such as Macromedia Inc.'s version of Flash for mobile devices, and DataViz Inc.'s Documents To Go will be posted on the Good Alliance Partner Program's Web site. (http://www.good.com/partnerportal).