Nokia Brings Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Corporate Mobile Email

September 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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The reason why people in suits have those expensive top of the line mobile phones is not just because the have money or their job loves them too much but because of e-mail.  E-mail is quintessentially important to the corporate world and having it on their mobiles is why big companies buy phones en-mass and distribute them to their workforce.

Nokia, with their line of business phones and high end multimedia phones is one of the leading providers of mobile devices for enterprise consumers along with RIM and possibly Samsung. Nokia’s N-series and E-series are all part of the S60 3rd edition  platform.  The S60 operating system is Nokia’s Symbian answer to Windows Mobile, Blackberry and iPhone.  That being the case, S60 enabled devices were designed to be e-mail efficient devices for the corporate consumer.

Nokia is announcing a partnership with Microsoft that will make the S60 an even better mobile E-mail platform for mobile users.   Nokia today announced that it is expanding its device range which enables Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to all Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices. 43 Nokia devices will now feature the Mail for Exchange mobile email application, making Nokia’s device range the largest ever to enable the solution chosen by more businesses than any other messaging solution. Nokia also announced today that Mail for Exchange will be available out-of-the-box in future releases of Nokia Eseries and Nokia Nseries devices. [Press Release]

This will enable about 80 million users worldwide to connect to their email accounts using the Microsoft Exchange Server.

"The Nokia-Microsoft collaboration to bring corporate mobile email to businesses and mobile professionals is truly unbeatable. No other device manufacturer provides the wide range of devices that we have which immediately mobilize the hundreds of millions of email accounts from Microsoft Exchange," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. "The costs of mobility are contained as companies are able to utilize existing Microsoft Exchange infrastructure, and there is also the strong possibility that a large number of employees already have one or more of the 43 Nokia devices that enable Exchange ActiveSync."