Funambol to provide push email for Android

Funambol, a provider of open source push email and mobile sync for the mass market, announced what it called the world's first open source mobile sync app for the Android G1 phone from T-Mobile USA, a Wireless News report said.

The Wireless News report further sadd the Funambol Android Client syncs contacts from a Google gPhone with a Funambol Server.

Funambol Android Client provides an open source Mobile'We' capability for gPhones to make it easy for users to sync and share contacts from other mobile phones as well as from desktop apps such as MS Outlook and webmail such as Yahoo!, Gmail and AOL.

The software was developed by the Funambol community, which demonstrates the speed at which an open source development model can support the latest mobile handsets versus proprietary approaches.

Funambol Android Client will be available after G1 phones ship and the Android Market is open for third party apps, the report said.