Mail on Ovi, the service announced by Nokia at the beginning of November, is now available around the world, in its public beta version.
The service allows owners of S40 phones (like Nokia 7210 Supernova) to set-up their own email address, directly on their handset, thus without needing a PC.
The beta Mail on Ovi can be set up in 12 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Bengali, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia and Tagalog.
“We’re creating a mindset shift with mobile messaging. Mail on Ovi is the first-ever email service which allows people to create an account directly on their mobile phone, and start using it right away. Rather than focusing purely on push email for the world’s most advanced mobile users, we are mobilizing email across Nokia’s mainstream device portfolio, while giving consumers in emerging markets their first email account, Mail on Ovi, as well as their very own internet identity. These people are the new ‘mobile digital natives’ who will exclusively use their mobile phones for email and internet, rather than a PC,” declared Tom Furlong, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia.
Nokia says that there are around 110 million S40 phones in the world, so Mail on Ovi will probably be used by lots and lots of people.
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