week, Symantec pre-announced
the launch of its Norton Mobile Security suite for Windows Mobile Smartphones,
now Network World reports that the security specialist is postponing it to end
of the year. Maybe Symantec was quite irritated about the reactions in the
blogsphere (haven't seen a single positive posting) but a Symantec spokesman
said Tuesday in an E-Mail: "After some review, we've decided to
integrate this product into the cycle of our 2008 Norton product line launching
in the fall timeframe". Nevertheless, the corresponding enterprise product,
called Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0, is still planned to be released in
June, Symantec said.
And now the good news! ;-) If you can only hardly await it to get Norton Mobile Security for
Smartphone installed on your device, Symantec plans a public beta of the
software which will be available on Symantec's Web site "in the coming days",
as the spokesman said. So who is going to give it a try?
Cheers ~ Arne