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Nokia offers MS Exchange on 80m devices

updated 10:30 am EDT, Wed September 10, 2008

Nokia most popular email

Finnish cell phone giant Nokia on Tuesday announced it now offers the world's most popular business-grade email solution by making it available for free on about 80 million cellphones. Exactly 43 of the company's cellphone models with the Symbian S60 3rd Edition operating system will either have the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync corporate e-mail software pre-installed or else let users download the upgrade free of charge. This, Nokia believes, makes it the most popular corporate email solution.

Also called Mail for Exchange by Nokia, the enterprise-grade email support will allow users to access their office e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks and company directory in "push" form while away from the office. Nokia is the only major cellphone manufacturer that does not offer Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating systems on its devices, but is one of the few to offer Exchange on multiple devices.

Setting up and synchronizing Exchange ActiveSync is made easier if the business uses Microsoft's Exchange Server 2007. Thanks to the program, users are able to set email flags, download, edit and upload attachments and set email priorities through their cellphones. The Mail for Exchange software is known to be launching on the more recent E71, N96, N95 and N82 smartphones as well as the 5320 XpressMusic music phone.

by MacNN Staff



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