Nokia upgrades low-end Asha phones with Mail for Exchange
MOBILEBy BiztechAfrica - 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
TNM donates K500,000 to paediatrics groupMobile phone provider TNM has donated K500,000 to the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA). Read More
YooMee Côte d’Ivoire launches TD-LTEAfter becoming the market leader of broadband Internet in Cameroon, YooMee Africa continues its expansion by deploying its network in Côte d’Ivoire. Read More
tn mobile 3G now in TsumebTelecom Namibia’s mobile business, tn mobile, has extended its 3G+ and 4G (LTE) based mobile network to Tsumeb in the Oshikoto region. Read More
Vodafone Healthfest train stops at James TownVodafone Ghana, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility through the Vodafone Foundation, has held another ground breaking health initiative dubbed the HealthFest. Read More
Orange to power Nakuru free Wi-FiNakuru is to become the first town in Kenya to have free Wi-Fi access. Read More
Nokia unveils 6 inch smartphones in GhanaNokia has announced the introduction of its first 6 inch Lumia smart phones into the Ghanaian phone market, the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s top of the range Windows Phone and affordable Lumia 1320. Read More
tn mobile 3G now in OshikotoTelecom Namibia’s mobile business, tn mobile, has launched its 3G service at Omuthiya, the regional capital of Oshikoto region. Read More
Orange launches low cost WiFi at KUOrange has launched a low cost wireless Internet solution at the Kenyatta University’s main campus that will provide the varsity’s students with reliable and affordable Internet access. Read More
Telecom Namibia launches Speedlink LiteTelecom Namibia has announced the launch of its first ever Speedlink broadband packages for residential, small office/home (SOHO) customers. Read More
FEATURED STORYKenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030
Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new study shows.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches
Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.
COMPANY NEWSFurther African expansion for Phoenix
Phoenix Distribution, a leading broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East ...