Originally Posted by chriscpritchard
yes it did, I had one and after software 2.0 it supported it fine, push emails, calendar and contacts (I used it)
I guess I don't consider the first-gen hardware with second-gen software truly "first-gen" anymore!
That's what I meant by my comment. iPhone 1.0 (as it initially came out) didn't support Exchange Activesync at all. As per the comment I was replying to (that the 3G had PIN support but the earlier models didn't) my point makes sense - ie. if the 3G has a software update to support the security features, so can the earlier model iPhones, if they get said update.
But the earlier gen iPhone SOFTWARE had no support for Exchange. It was the primary reason I passed on an iPhone when they first came out.
But as for the OPs point, it does seem rather ridiculous that Android isn't going to support Exchange security policies. Just like the iPhone's initial lack of Exchange support, the lack of this ability will seriously limit Android's market penetration into the business sector. IT department's aren't going to want to turn off their PIN enforcement policies, just becuae the employees want to buy Android phones. Bad choice on Google's part.