Nokia Introduces Mobile Email Solution with Nokia Business Center
Posted on 13-Sep-2005 21:06
Filed under: News
Nokia has announced the Nokia Business Center, a new software solution enabling collaborative business applications for the mobile world, starting with push email.
According to the company, Nokia Business Center brings mobile email to the corporate masses, changing the economics of mobile email adoption so that employees at all levels can benefit of virtually anytime, anywhere access to their corporate email.
Nokia Business Center leverages the broad availability of standard mobile phones and by provides a two-tier client strategy.
The standard client will be licensed on an unlimited basis with each Nokia Business Center server. A more richly featured professional client will be available for an upgrade fee.
The product is a Java-based solution that can be deployed on any Java MIDPI 2.0-capable phone, once certified by Nokia. Initially, Nokia Business Center will support mobile email over the Nokia 9300 smartphone, Nokia 9500 Communicator, as well as the Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, and Nokia 6682 integrating with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, followed shortly by support for Lotus Notes and Domino, and an expanded range of Nokia certified devices.
The standard Nokia Business Center client offers the ability to compose, read and delete email, manage local folders, and provides support for working offline, in addition to push-email and security. The standard client also includes support for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The professional client version offers all the features of the standard version as well as a rich, graphical email experience similar to using desktop email. Other professional client version features include support for handling meeting requests, sorted views, full attachment support, the ability to access any employee's contact information from the company's corporate directory, the ability to search local folders, and more.
For a secure email experience, Nokia Business Center offers a streamlined data transfer path that communicates directly with devices rather than the "store and forward" method used by most mobile email solutions. In addition, Nokia Business Center offers end-to-end encryption of data transport, storage and over-the-air synchronization.
Nokia is offering a set of services for Nokia Business Center ranging from Technical Support to Implementation, Professional Services and Technical Training.
Nokia Business Center can be purchased from select carriers and accredited resellers and will be available in the Americas and EMEA in the fourth quarter of 2005. Pilots will begin in other markets during the fourth quarter.