updated 11:00 am EST, Tue November 6, 2007
iPhone email, lookup app
Visto today released Visto Mobile for iPhone, a mobile application that enables iPhone users to securely access corporate email from Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes directly on the handset without downloading additional software or changing security policies. Visto today also unveiled new functionality for directory lookup using the iPhone's Safari Web browser, enabling users to search for any contact to take any number of actions -- like placing a call, sending an email or retrieving driving directions -- by selecting the contact's phone information. Visto Mobile for iPhone is priced from $10 per device per month.
"The iPhone has been a game-changing mobile device with unprecedented sales and consumer excitement," said Doug Brackbill, vice president and CMO of Visto. "We are pleased to provide iPhone users with secure access to corporate email in addition to the many lifestyle applications that are already available with this device. With Visto Mobile, the iPhone becomes the single resource for an individual's personal and professional needs."
Visto Mobile takes advantage of the iPhone user interface as well as its existing email and phone features, according to the company, to provide a consistent experience optimized for Apple's cellular device. Users can send as well as receive attachments, receive rich HTML email, and view email messages as they were originally sent.