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Nokia upgrades low-end Asha phones with Mail for Exchange

By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya

Users of Nokia’s low-end smartphones, Asha, can now enjoycapabilities available for the top of the range Nokia smart phones.

The mobile maker says the Mail for Exchange, which enables push email, calendar and contact data synchronization between compatible Microsoft Exchange email servers, is now available for free in the Nokia Store for Nokia Asha 302 and Asha 303.

Mail for Exchange on Asha 302 and Asha 303 will help reduce costs by eliminating the need for expensive middleware, speed up processes and enable business users respond quickly to customer needs or communicate on the go, giving businesses more opportunity to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.

“Nokia Asha phones blur the lines between feature phones and smartphones, and Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and Asha 303 represents a significant step forward in connecting the next billion people to more critical information around them,” said Dieter May, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones Services.

Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and 303 supports Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 Servers, and Microsoft Office 365 Mobility online service.In addition to the encrypted email storage, a variety of Exchange ActiveSync security policies are supported, including alphanumeric password, minimum length for password and remote or localwipe after maximum password attempts, fulfilling companies’ device security needs.

In addition to Mail for Exchange, the Asha 302 and Asha 303 have a QWERTY keyboard, harness a powerful 1GHz engine, feature Nokia Browser, which compresses data consumption by 90 per cent, and brings easy access to popular social networks and the Internet. 

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