Aardvark bringing Exchange to Android?

UPDATE: Time for a bit of rumor-mongering Exchange anticipation! Stefan Frank over at androidauthority.com claims a source (unidentified) notified them that the company Aardvark is bringing a Microsoft Exchange client to the Android platform. Allegedly, you can visit the company's web site and sign up to participate in a beta program once the client is available for testing.

If this is credible, Aardvark is promising real-time wireless synchronization of email, calendar, and contacts. Also, they are reporting that messaging will be included in the Android OS and the T-Mobile G1. The software is reported to publicly launch in Q1 of 2009 with limited beta starting right away, but you might have noticed my choice of words like "allegedly" and "credible." Even though a lot of folks are picking this up (yours truly included), I'm taking this with a grain of salt - the link allowing participation in the beta is broken, thus not inspiring me with tremendous confidence. We here at Android Central will let you know if there is truth to this rumor. We hope so! What do YOU think?

UPDATE: here is a working link for the beta signup!

(Photo credited to Stefan Frank and androidauthority.com)

Brian Hart#AC
  • I wouldn't call it rumor mongering. We were simply told that the site was up, and I went to it and looked for myself. The company's website was up earlier today and that is where the information came from - not an anonymous source. It is true that the site is down at the moment, though, which, as you said, doesn't inspire confidence. The red aardvark logo used in the image above was from a screen cap of the website when it had been working this morning.
  • I just registered for the beta test and was sent an email asking me to opt-in. Seems pretty legitimate to me.
  • @Stefan Frank - sorry, "rumor mongering" was not a sleight toward you in any way. Personally, I LOVE rumor mongering - sometimes the rumors stick :) This one looks like a "sticker."
  • No problem, Brian. Just wanted to make sure you knew we hadn't just pulled this out of our butts....
  • Hmm. Just tried to sign up today and there website is down. Doesn't give me alot of hope. Is anyone beta testing this yet?
  • Went to their site today and google is trying to quarentine it for some reason. Their last update said they lost funding, now this? What's going on. The fact that they were doing this was the one reason why I got the G1 to begin with. Are there any other companies out there working on, what seemed like, a solid exchange client?
  • you should know that the page that you are linking to contains a virus. Symantec just caught and deleted bloodhound - which came from that page.