FYI, the OTA sync on the HTC StrTrk (Qtek 8500) works
Just thought you guys might like to know, I bought a new WM5 smartphone last week (it's made by HTC, the version I have is the Dopod S300, but it's also called the Qtek 8500, and referred to as the "Star Trek" or HTC StrTrk).
Anyway - I set up one of my Zimbra servers as the "server source" for syncing calendar and contacts, and it worked great (and pretty fast over the 200 kbps EDGE connection the phone has). I also set up an IMAP account, and that also worked flawlessly (less suprising, since I had already tested IMAP from Outlook and other desktop clients).
I'm very much looking forward to the full Calendar/Contacts/Email OTA sync that is coming in the 3.2 release, but I'm willing to wait until it's stable.
For the push email - has anyone managed to set up their Zimbra to do the special sms message that tells the WM5 smartphone to log in and sync (the "Always Up To Date, or AUTD feature)?
My phone also support the "Direct Push" from Exchange, but I have no idea if what is under development is going to be compatible with that or not. I think scheduled syncs will work for me, and most people, although having it all be via ActiveSync rather than AS + IMAP will be great.
So anyway - you can add the HTC StrTrk to the list of phones that this (OTA ActiveSync & IMAP) works well on.