Vodafone introduces push email service and confirms MPx220
Posted on 22-Apr-2005 09:45
Filed under: News
Vodafone is rolling out its push email, a service providing real-time, secure and remote access to email, contacts and calendar direct to a range of business-focused mobile devices.
New email, calendar appointments and contact details are automatically 'pushed' to the customer's selected device and updates made on the device are automatically reflected on the customer's PC. In addition, customers can choose to download email attachments in popular office formats, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF.
The service framework is provided by Visto (previous article).
The Vodafone push email service caters for all business IT environments, with an Enterprise version for companies wishing to provide access to their employees, a Desktop Redirector version for people who use their own mobile equipment at work and an ISP version for sole traders or small businesses.
During the launch phase, the range of devices that support the push email service will include the Vodafone v1620, the Motorola MPx220, the Nokia 6630 and the Sony Ericsson P910i. Additional devices that support push email functionality will be introduced into the range in the coming months.
The push email service is currently available from Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Italy, SFR (France) and Elisa (Finland). Vodafone Spain is launching the service today with additional Vodafone markets launching push email over the course of this year.