Nokia upgrades low-end Asha phones with Mail for Exchange
MOBILE| June 29, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
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.
MORE MOBILE NEWS
Mobile telephony makes inroads into rural DRCMobile telephony continues to make its way – slowly but triumphantly – into the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More
Zim moots new taxes on telecomsZimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. PA Chinamasa, has proposed new taxes on airtime, data and handset costs among moves to raise additional revenue. Read More
Samsung opens three retail outlets in AbujaSamsung Electronics West Africa, in partnership with accredited local partners, has stepped up its nationwide market expansion drive in Nigeria with the opening of three more direct-to-consumer stores in Abuja. Read More
Microsoft urges SON to act on fake importsMicrosoft has expressed dissatisfaction over the influx of fake and substandard mobiles into Nigeria. Read More
Vodafone Icons Remix holds final auditions in AccraGhana’s capital city, Accra, came to a standstill when the final audition of the Vodafone Icon Remix edition hit town. Read More
STK Accessories expands in NigeriaSTK Accessories has announced further success in Nigeria with the launch of four product lines on Jumia.com. This latest announcement follows the brand’s launch with Sapphire distribution earlier this year. Read More
Samsung showcases biometric scanner-enabled Galaxy Tab SSamsung Electronics has announced the availability of its new flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, in Nigeria. Read More
MTN Cameroon launches youth development programmeMTN Cameroon has announced the launch of the YEP programme to develop Cameroonian youths. Read More
Orange, Emmaüs International launch phone recycling facility in AbidjanOrange and Emmaüs International have launched a fifth mobile collection facility in Africa, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Read More
FEATURED STORYMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers
Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHNIG President speaks his mind
Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.
COMPANY NEWSSAP innovation transforms how Governments conduct business
SAP Africa kicked off its public sector innovation roadshow in Johannesburg, to highlight how the SAP innovation solutions portfolio including, cloud and big data, supports all levels ...