Nokia brings Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to 80 million mobile devices

Nokia has announced that it is expanding its device range that enables Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to all Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices.

A total of 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 that Mail for Exchange will be available out of the box in future releases of Nokia Eseries and Nokia Nseries devices.

With this announcement, Nokia is enabling about 80 million mobile phone users, which is the number of Nokia S60 3rd Edition converged devices shipped globally to date, to connect to their email accounts on the Exchange Server.

Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president of markets at Nokia, stated: “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 mobilise the hundreds of millions of email accounts from Microsoft Exchange.

“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,” he added.

Nokia owners whose companies use Exchange can set up Mail for
Exchange for free on their devices in various ways without paying additional services or subscription fees, from the email set up plug in on the home screen, by launching the application from the Download! folder, or via the Settings Wizard. Once the application is set up, users utilize their current data plan service to get real time access to their office email, calendar, contacts, tasks and company directory over a secure connection.

By connecting to the Exchange Server 2007, Mail for Exchange enables features such as Autodiscover, which drastically simplifies the set up process by requiring the email account holder to only enter their email address, password, domain and usernames; ‘Out of Office’ messaging, enabling busy professionals to set their out of office messages directly from their Nokia device; synchronization when roaming, a must have feature for travelling businesspeople; and also Flag status for follow ups.

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