IBM readies Lotus Notes Traveler for Android

IBM Corp. is ready to ship an Android-compatible new version of its push-based e-mail software Lotus Notes Traveler, an IBM employee wrote in a blog posting Tuesday. 

“Today, IBM is shipping Lotus Notes Traveler New in this release — the Notes Traveler client for Android OS,” wrote Ed Brill, IBM’s director of product management for Lotus software, in a blog post Tuesday.

The new client gives access to e-mail, calendar and contacts on any Android version 2.x-based smart phone or tablet, Brill wrote. 

There is however one problem: It can’t be installed on Android-based devices from AT&T, due to the fact that AT&T only allows applications to be installed from the Android Marketplace. But the operator has indicated it will have a solution available in early next year, according to Brill. 

The Android-compatible version of Lotus Notes Traveler is version 

Lotus Notes Traveler is already compatible with Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Version 8.5.2 of Traveller added support for the iPhone 4 and the iPad, with monitoring and control of security settings and device passwords for all Apple iOS devices, according to IBM’s website. 

There are also clients for Nokia’s Symbian-based smart phones and Windows Mobile version 5, 6 and 6.1. The Traveler software is included in the Domino Messaging Client Access License and Domino Enterprise Client Access License, according to IBM.