“In a note to investors on Thursday, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu cited ‘industry and developer sources’ who say the Cupertino-based firm will use a portion of its media presentation next Thursday to announce improvements to the touch-screen handset’s ability to work with Microsoft’s Exchange server and IBM’s Lotus Notes software,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“‘If true (which we believe is), this will prove key in having more enterprises and SMB adopt iPhone as their mobile platform,’ the analyst wrote. ‘What isn’t as clear to us is how Apple will accomplish this, whether this is from internal development (most likely), third-parties including Microsoft (next likely) with its ActiveSync technology, or Research in Motion Blackberry Connect (possible but less likely), or a combination of two or more,'” Lane reports.

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