NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Scalix, the award-winning Linux email, group calendaring, and messaging subsidiary of Xandros, Inc., today released the beta version of their new Scalix Connect for BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Together with the recent implementation of the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Protocol in Scalix ActiveSync 1.0, the new seamless support for BlackBerry will further establish the Scalix platform as a complete alternative to Microsoft Exchange, including a full range of mobility solutions. A free and fully-functional public beta of Scalix Connect for BlackBerry Enterprise Server is available for immediate download. Commercial release is expected in the third quarter of 2009.

Scalix Connect for BlackBerry Enterprise Server provides push email, wireless contact, calendar and task synchronization, meeting scheduling, and remote address book/Global Address List lookup. Scalix now offers a full suite of mobility solutions for its Small Business, Enterprise, and Hosting editions: Scalix ActiveSync, Scalix Connect for BlackBerry (beta), and Scalix Mobile Web Client. Together they enable Scalix users to communicate via all popular mobile devices without the need for client side installs.

"We are very much looking forward to the beta users' feedback on our BlackBerry offering. Personally, when I travel on business, I switch from the iPhone with Scalix ActiveSync to my BlackBerry Bold for longer battery life and more reasonable international roaming costs," said Florian von Kurnatowski, Scalix Director of Program Management. "Scalix lets its mobile users choose whatever tools they need."

Available for Immediate Download

A free public beta of Scalix Connect for BlackBerry Enterprise Server is available for immediate download. Free trials of Scalix Enterprise Server and Scalix ActiveSync 1.0 are also available at

About Scalix

Scalix is the most field-proven Linux-based e-mail, calendaring and messaging software with thousands of corporate customers in 65 countries, more than one million mailboxes deployed, 6,000 active community members and 190,000 downloads. Scalix delivers premier enterprise collaboration for standalone and hosting environments, reducing the cost and complexity of messaging and fostering freedom of choice with products based on open standards and open source. Scalix is owned by Xandros, headquartered in New York, with R&D offices in Ottawa, San Diego, Bracknell, Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Taipei and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit

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