Nokia announced an enterprise mobility product that provides mobile workers using browser-enabled devices a desktop-like experience when accessing corporate email, calendar, contacts, and tasks, including the ability to access attachments from an email and embedded live links to intranet or Internet sites.
In what seems to be targeting users of devices like the RIM Blackberry and similars, Nokia Access Mobilizer works on any browser-enabled device, but is especially well-suited for business phones such as the Nokia 6800 messaging phone, Nokia 6600 imaging phone, and the Nokia 9200 Communicator series. Since Nokia Access Mobilizer senses the display requirements of the mobile device it is able to deliver relevant content, including Microsoft Office documents and Adobe PDF documents in a format optimized for that terminal, regardless of its wireless digital standard.
Nokia Access Mobilizer leverages the existing corporate security infrastructure as an appliance-based offering installed behind the corporate firewall that, similar to a web server, is installed quickly. Because there is no alteration or modification of source content required, and no additional client software to deploy on devices accessing the system, employees can use their existing phones and PDAs to quickly access legacy and new content. Users simply open the browser on their device and specify the secure URL unique to their company. Once logged in with an ID and password, users are fully functional and have the freedom to work on their own terms virtually regardless of time and place.
Unique to this solution is Nokia Access Mobilizer's ability to deliver content in a fast and efficient manner, regardless of the device or network. Nokia Access Mobilizer operates on essentially any public or private wireless network, delivering true mobile access. All transferred data is retained on the original server, not the mobile device, drastically reducing the risk of exposing proprietary information on misplaced devices.
Nokia Access Mobilizer is currently orderable in the Americas and Europe, with expected global availability in the first half of 2004.