Nokia has announced that the Russian mobile operator MegaFon will offer a mobile email service based on the Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email solution. The hosted service, branded as MegaSync, will provide mobile email, advanced attachment handling, calendar, contacts and task synchronization to MegaFon's customers.
"We were looking for a highly flexible solution that would also allow us in future to offer mobile email to large companies that want to implement the solution behind the firewall," explains Petr M. Prokofiev, Project Manager, New Technologies and Projects Department, MegaFon. "We will offer the service on Nokia E90 Communicator and Nokia E61i business devices, but compatibility of the solution with other vendors' devices was paramount, as we want to offer as much flexibility to our customers as possible."
In addition to the Nokia Eseries portfolio, Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email supports more than 100 different devices - both smartphones and basic entry phones.
"Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email offers MegaFon a highly scalable platform, allowing them to keep pace with the demands of its fast expanding customer base," says Scott Cooper, senior vice president, Mobility Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. In 2006 MegaFon experienced a growth rate of 30 percent in its subscriber base and today serves more than 34 million people in Russia. "With qwerty keyboards and other usability features such as the One Touch keys, the speed, processing power, and superb screen of the devices, and the ability to send and receive emails while on calls, Nokia E90 Communicator and Nokia E61i are perfect devices for effective and easy to use mobile email, helping business professionals to enjoy the benefits of anywhere, anytime productivity and collaboration."
Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email is part of Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite that provides access to collaboration tools such as email, contacts, calendar, device management and synchronization of file and data and enterprise applications. Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email works in any groupware environment - ISP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes or Groupwise and can run on any kind of device platform - Symbian, Windows, Palm or Pocket PC.