Nokia announced it will collaborate with email solution provider Visto, a leading global provider of personal and corporate wireless e-mail and PIM solutions to mobile operators, to extend Visto’s push e-mail solution to Nokia Series 80 business-optimized mobile devices. The solution is expected to be available on the new Nokia 9500 Communicator and Nokia 9300 during the first quarter of 2005.
Visto Mobile is the wireless e-mail platform which provides instantaneous and automatic 2-way delivery of email, contacts and calendar updates on any 2.5G or 3G device. The combination of the Nokia 9500 Communicator or Nokia 9300 with Visto Mobile provides a robust, secure, push e-mail/PIM capability that runs on POP3, Microsoft Outlook/Exchange, and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino servers, and scales from mobile professionals to enterprises.
Visto's customized, brandable solutions are currently available through leading mobile operators including AT&T Wireless, Bell Mobility, KPN, Manitoba Telecom Services, Nextel Communications, Inc., Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, SmarTone and TELUS Mobility. Visto currently supports Series 60 mobile devices and will add support for the new 3G-enabled Nokia 6630 in early 2005.
“Visto is committed to providing our Visto Mobile push e-mail solution on the leading mobile devices, e-mail platforms, and data networks,” said Brian Bogosian, chairman, president and CEO of Visto Corporation. “We are seeing strong interest from global operators, partners and users for push-based mobile e-mail/PIM solutions on devices that provide phone and PDA-like functions, in an easy to use format, and from the recognized leaders in the market. The push capabilities of Visto Mobile running on a broad range of Nokia mobile devices enables a true mass market solution.”
“Nokia believes that businesses will continue to invest in a wide range of mobile devices as they begin to mobilize their workforces and that mobile e-mail is one of the first steps they will take in enabling employees to be connected and productive,” said Niklas Savander, senior vice president, mobile devices at Nokia Enterprise Solutions. “Our collaboration with Visto is evidence of the growth in this area and the need to provide robust, easy-to-use solutions that the market is demanding.”