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SAP, Sybase plan iPhone, Windows Mobile software

 * SAP, Sybase plan software for iPhone, Windows Mobile
 * Will put SAP business mgmt programs on mobile devices
 BOSTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Software makers SAP AG
SAPG.DE and Sybase Inc SY.N have teamed up to make it easier
for businesses to run SAP's business management software on
mobile devices including Apple Inc's AAPL.O iPhone.
 SAP SAP.N, the world's biggest maker of business
management software, is already working with Research in Motion
Ltd RIM.TO RIMM.O to develop programs for its BlackBerry
devices. This is the first time the German software company has
announced plans to customize its software for other devices.
 Sybase, which already sells programs that let businesses
"shrink" applications so they can more easily run on mobile
devices, will customize its software to better work with SAP's
complex business management programs.
 The two companies, which announced the move on Wednesday,
will initially focus on the iPhone and on smart phones that run
on Microsoft Corp's MSFT.O Windows Mobile operating system.
 "SAP wants to provide customers a broad choice of mobile
solutions," said company spokesman Saswato Das. "Our
partnerships with Sybase and RIM will accelerate the
transformation to a fully mobile workforce."
 The SAP/Sybase products will be available in the second
half of 2009, Das said.
 (Reporting by Jim Finkle, editing by Matthew Lewis)


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