Alongside today’s big unveiling of the new N97 Nseries smartphone, Nokia has also announced the release of Nokia Messaging.
The service brings together the most popular email and IM solutions, as well as support for Mail on Ovi, on your Nokia phone.
For the moment, Nokia Messaging is available as a free, limited-period beta trial, for popular S60 smartphones like Nokia N95 and Nokia E71. To install it on your handset, visit email.nokia.com.
The service will be commercially available starting early 2009, in countries like Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Australia and Venezuela. Other countries will follow shortly after.
Starting the second half of 2009, Nokia Messaging will have support for Nokia Series 40 handsets too.
“We believe everybody should have mobile messaging – it’s not a privilege service that’s meant only for a certain segment of the market. With Nokia Messaging, our customers can simply and affordably gain mobile access to the world’s most popular email and IM accounts. We are making mobile messaging an affordable experience for everyone, not just for those with specialized phones designed for messaging, but for everyone with a Nokia device. In response to overwhelming consumer feedback that messaging is a critical, must-have feature, Nokia has responded with solutions to bring messaging to the broadest range of devices and to ensure the service works with the most popular messaging services in the market. Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, email accounts provided by thousands of ISPs around the world, and even brand new Nokia-provided email accounts, can now be accessed from mobile phones with a few simple clicks, directly from the home-screen,” says Tom Furlong, Senior Vice President, Consumer Messaging, Services & Software, Nokia.
Web access to Mail on Ovi is another new introduction from Nokia. This offers users up to 1GB of storage space, spam filters and the ability to access various other Ovi services. Mail on Ovi will be released this month, as a beta, with support for 12 languages.
Via Press release
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