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SyncML
Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 

Short for Synchronization Markup Language, SyncML is a platform-independent data synchronization standard. It is used to synchronize data, such as contacts, to-do lists, schedules and more between different devices (including phones, handhelds, PCs) or even services, such as Web sites. SyncML provides an XML-based standard format for this data that all SyncML-compatible devices can understand. It can work over various types of connections, including Wireless Internet, Bluetooth, and infrared.

On November 1, 2002, the SyncML initiative was consolidated into the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), contributing their technical work to the OMA technical Working Groups: Device Management Working Group and Data Synchronization Working Group. This technology is now often referred to as OMA Data Synchronization, or OMA SyncML.

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Open Mobile Alliance 
The mission of the Open Mobile Alliance is to facilitate global user adoption of mobile data services by specifying market driven mobile service enablers that ensure service interoperability across devices, geographies, service providers, operators, and networks, while allowing businesses to compete through innovation and differentiation.

Nokia Data Synchronization Information
Overview of data synchronization technologies and how they are used by Nokia products.

OMA Technical Section - SyncML
SyncML developments, information, dowloads, version information, specifications, and more.

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