Microsoft to release Mac sync tool for Windows Phone 7

windows-phone-7Microsoft has confirmed the company would be releasing a sync tool for Mac computers that would allow Windows Phone 7 smartphones to sync with the Mac OS X operating system.

Mac users would be able to seamlessly sync various content in two-way sync capability, which would include sync support for contacts, calendar, photos and media, and among other content.

Competition in the mobile space has greatly intensified, and continues to do so, with a number of smartphones currently available from top vendors powered by a diverse group of operating systems, including Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS devices.

According to the latest computer sales figures from IDC Research for the third quarter of 2010, Apple is now the third largest computer maker in the United States with a market share of about 10-percent.

If Microsoft opted to leave Mac users in the dark when it comes to syncing, those people, in particular, business users, would probably not even consider purchasing a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, and instead, to stick with Apple’s iPhone that offers seamless integration with iTunes and Mac computers.

 Microsoft says it would release the tool some time in 2010, but did not further elaborate on a more specific time frame.

Microsoft has long ignored Mac users, opting to mainly support its Windows operating system. For example, the company’s Zune software sync was only released for Windows machines, leaving Mac users unable to sync their music with their Zune music player.

The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, Research In Motion, also only recently released a sync tool for Mac OS X.

BlackBerry users were previously not able to even install device software updates without a Windows powered computer.

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    m really waiting for the release

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