Nokia and Smartner announced today that the push e-mail service Smartner duality is also coming to series 80 devices. This in addition to Blackberry which will come to series 80 early next year as well.
NOKIA PRESS RELEASE November 1, 2004
Nokia to enable Smartner Duality Always-On Mail solution on Series 80 mobile devices
Symbian OS-based Smartner email solution expected to be available on Nokia 9500 Communicator and Nokia 9300 devices during February 2005
MONACO - November 1, 2004 -Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the world leader in mobile communications, today announced plans to bring a Symbian OS-based Smartner email solution to market on its Nokia Series 80-based mobile devices like the Nokia 9500 Communicator and the Nokia 9300 smartphone.
The Nokia devices will support all the key components of Smartner's Duality Always-On Mail. Smartner's device independent push solution enables users to manage email, including attachments and calendar in real-time, receiving data on the Nokia Series 80 device and desktop simultaneously.
Smartner has licensed its solutions to a number of service providers including Elisa, O2, Fujitsu, E-Plus, Swisscom Mobile, Vodafone, Starhub, Manx Telecom, and DNA Finland.
"For businesses that have invested in and need support for a wide range of mobile devices, Nokia offers a variety of mobile email solutions," said Niklas Savander, senior vice president, mobile devices at Nokia Enterprise Solutions. "We acknowledge the market demand for push email and by including the Smartner solution in our offering, we are strengthening our position towards becoming the mobile device of choice for e-mail."
Jussi Räisänen, Co-Founder and Vice President at Smartner says, "We are pleased to extend our co-operation with Nokia to deliver push-email enabled mobile office solution to their series 80 devices. Our previous solution developed for the Series 60-based devices has proven a success and I have all the confidence that we can bring effective, easy-to-use wireless email experience also to all Nokia 9500 Communicator and Nokia 9300 users."
For individual mobile professionals, the Duality Always-On Mail enables push-based access to multiple existing business and/or personal email accounts from a single device. For corporations, Duality Always-On Mail tightly integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes email applications to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email, calendar and contacts.
Nokia believes that 'a one-size email' does not fit all and therefore multi-vendor application support is important to meet the needs of the market today and in the future. Nokia already offers several different email solutions to its customers varying from personal and business email applications to Enterprise grade business collaboration solutions.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com
Smartner delivers solutions that mobilise your desktop. Gaining a market leading position in Europe, Smartner offers an open standards solution for always-on mobile email to large, middle size and small enterprises as well as individual users. Over 50 000 customers in several hundred enterprises now rely on Smartner's mobile solutions to increase their productivity and customers responsiveness. Smartner's goal is to further expand the range and possibility of mobile communications across the globe with intelligent and user-friendly solutions. Smartner has licensed its solutions to a number of service providers including Elisa, O2, Fujitsu, SonyEricsson, E-Plus, Swisscom Mobile, Vodafone, Starhub, Manx Telecom, and DNA Finland. For details, see: www.smartner.com