1.2 Mobility Connector System Requirements

You, as the Synchronizer administrator, must ensure that your system meets Mobility Connector system requirements, so that your Synchronizer system and Mobility Connector can function properly.

1.2.1 Data Synchronizer System Requirements

For Synchronizer system requirements, see Data Synchronizer System Requirements in Mobility Pack Product Overview in the Novell Data Synchronizer System Administration Guide.

1.2.2 Mobile Device Requirements

The Mobility Connector communicates with mobile devices by using the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol version 2.5. If a mobile device uses a later version of ActiveSync, the device can still successfully communicate with the Mobility Connector because later versions of ActiveSync are backward compatible with version 2.5.

Supported mobile device operating systems include:

  • Android 2.x, 3.x, and 4.1.x

  • Apple iOS 4.x, 5.x, and 6.0

  • Palm webOS

  • Symbian 9.x

  • Windows Mobile 6.x

  • Windows Phone 7

In addition, your mobile device can be used with the Mobility Connector if it can:

  • Connect to Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP2 or later

  • Support WAP

Your mobile device communicates directly with the Mobility Connector to synchronize data. Some mobile devices require a data plan to accomplish this. Others work successfully with a Wi-Fi connection. Some mobile devices can be configured to use either method to communicate with the Mobility Connector. Your mobile device carrier is not involved in the synchronization process.

NOTE:The Mobility Connector does not work with POP, IMAP, SMTP, or other message transfer protocols. The Mobility Connector does not support BlackBerry devices. Instead, you must use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for GroupWise, as described in BlackBerry Enterprise Server in Mobile Devices in the GroupWise 2012 Interoperability Guide.

A user can synchronize data to multiple mobile devices as needed and can use multiple synchronization solutions as needed. For example, the Mobility Connector and BlackBerry Enterprise Server can both synchronize data from the same GroupWise mailbox without conflict.

For the latest information about supported mobile devices, see the Data Synchronizer Mobility Connector Devices Wiki.