O2 Expands its Mobile Email Range

O2 has announced a partnership with Motorola Good Technology for Good Mobile Solutions, a secure and personalised push email and corporate applications solution.

Beginning today, O2 will become the first mobile operator in the UK to offer Good Mobile Solutions (Good) directly to customers.

Good allows mobile access to email, PIM and other behind-the-firewall applications and is compatible with devices using the Windows Mobile operating system including selected O2 Xdas, Palm and Motorola devices. Good will be available on the Motorola Q9 which launches on O2 in November.

Good Mobile Solutions gives business users many customisable features, including a fully-integrated mobile news feeder, the ability to group and sort emails by conversation threads, the ability to customise priority mail with personalised notifications, and complete calendaring capabilities, including real-time free-busy visibility.

A host of advanced security and management features provide ultimate control for the IT department, including the ability to enforce passwords, lock out devices, completely wipe data from devices over-the-air, check for mandatory applications and blacklist applications. Using Good, IT can also remotely control access to hardware features such as cameras, WiFi and Bluetooth, and encrypt data to the SD card and the database, all through a single management console with complete over-the-air controls. Good also offers the ability to automatically upgrade and update devices without ever having to return them to the office or plug them into a cradle, right across departments and user groups.

Ben Dowd, General Manager – Business Sales, at O2, said “We are really pleased to be able to offer Good to our customers. Good is an excellent solution for customers who want a cost-effective, flexible mobile email solution on a choice of Windows mobile devices. Good delivers a highly useable and secure experience.”

Richard Hudson, General Manager EMEA at Motorola Good Technology Group commented, “O2 is the first UK network to offer our complete mobile email solution and we are delighted to partner with a trusted operator with a strong commitment to its business customers and a history of data use to provide a highly personalized and secure mobile email experience to European enterprises.”