Microsoft targets RIM with new software

Microsoft plans to take on RIM and other Smartphone platforms with a package called "System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008" or SCMDM 2008.

The solution will allow system administrators to control mobile devices remotely and greatly simplify the management and roll out of Windows Mobile Devices.

Unlike RIM's Blackberry smartphones, most of Windows Mobile phones are sold through high street stores where competition is strong and price margins low.

By leveraging on its experience of supplying out of the box solutions to the corporate world, Microsoft aims at edging Research in Motion and other competitors like Apple by providing an end-to-end solution.

The Redmond company aims to sell 20 million Windows Mobile License by the first of July 2008.

Failure to achieve it will mean only one thing; Blackberry may soon be heading for Microsoft Headquarters.