Nokia is about to make a lot of business people very happy. The company is bringing the mobile email functions of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to 80 million of its mobile devices.
How can it achieve such a figure? Well, the company reckons that’s how many 3rd Edition Nokia S60 devices there are in the world. With 43 models to choose from, who are we to argue.
All 43 of them will now feature the Mail for Exchange mobile email application, making Nokia’s device range "the largest ever to enable the system chosen by more businesses than any other messaging solution."
Nokia also announced today that Mail for Exchange application will be available out-of-the-box in future releases of Nokia Eseries and Nokia Nseries devices.
Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president of markets for Nokia, said the Nokia-Microsoft collaboration was "truly unbeatable".
"No other manufacturer provides the wide range of devices that we have, which immediately mobilise the hundreds of millions of email accounts from Microsoft Exchange," Vanjoki said.
"The costs of mobility are contained as companies are able to utilise 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."
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That includes using the email set-up plug-in on the home screen, launching the application from the Download folder, or accessing it via the Settings Wizard.
Connecting to Exchange Server 2007 also turns on 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.
While the Exchange ActiveSync protocol is compatible with many types of devices, Nokia said its users will have access to features that are currently not available in other Exchange ActiveSync licensees’ devices.
Nokia Devices Enabling Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync include:
Nokia Eseries: Nokia E71, Nokia E66, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia E70, Nokia E65, Nokia E62, Nokia E61i, Nokia E61, Nokia E60, Nokia E51, Nokia E50
Nokia Nseries: Nokia N96, Nokia N85, Nokia N79, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N95, Nokia N82, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N81, Nokia N78, Nokia N77, Nokia N76, Nokia N75, Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia N93i, Nokia N80, Nokia N91, Nokia N92, Nokia N71
Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices: Nokia 3250, Nokia 5500, Nokia 6290, Nokia 6110 Navigator, Nokia 6120 classic, Nokia 6121 classic, Nokia 6122 classic, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6220 classic.