You can set up your mobile phone to access your e-mail, calendar information, contacts, and tasks. If your mobile phone or device supports Exchange ActiveSync (also referred to as Exchange e-mail), POP3, and IMAP4, you can choose which type of account to set up. Exchange ActiveSync is designed to synchronize e-mail, calendar, contact, task, and other information. POP3 and IMAP4 accounts are designed to send and receive e-mail messages.
There are many different mobile phone models, but only a few mobile phone operating systems. The operating system is the software that runs on your phone and lets you do things like view maps, access a to-do list, make calls, or play music. The most popular mobile phone operating systems include the following:
Android This is Google’s mobile operating system, sometimes referred to as Droid.
Apple (iOS) This is Apple’s mobile operating system, found on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
BlackBerry This is the Research in Motion (RIM) mobile operating system.
Nokia (Symbian) This is the operating system used on Nokia mobile phones that are not running the Windows Phone operating system.
- Windows Phone and Windows Mobile Windows Phone is the latest Microsoft mobile operating system. Windows Mobile (for example, Windows Mobile 6.5), is the previous Microsoft mobile operating system.