FileMaker UK has begun shipping FileMaker Mobile 2.1, a solution that transfers data between FileMaker Pro databases and Palm and Pocket PC handhelds.

New features in the release include support for XML importing and exporting, and support for Pocket PC devices. Once data is transferred between database and PDAs, the application can automatically synchronize that data. This operation can be conducted using Palm’s HotSync or Pocket PC ActiveSync. The application’s user interface has also been improved.

The £39.95 (ex-VAT) application is compatible with FileMaker Pro 6 and 5.5v2. Operating systems supported by the product include: Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS 8.1-9.2, and most Windows variants. Handhelds should be equipped with Palm OS 3.1 or greater, or Pocket PC 2002.