7/3/2006 11:27:00 AM
Orange adds email service
Orange has unvelied a push email service designed for SME’s. But UK customers will have to wait until next year before they can use the service, the company revealed last week.
Orange Mail, currently being tested on the Romanian market, is due to launch here in early 2007. The company hopes to ‘democratise’ mobile email and make it as popular as SMS, claiming that Orange Mail will cost users around 40% less than that of other mobile email solutions on the market.
Philippe Bernard, EVP, Orange Business Solutions said: ‘only around 10% of SMEs use mobile email and it's often seen as an expensive business tool reserved for senior executives in the company. Our aim is to open up mobile email to a much wider base of business users across all size of company.’
Orange Mail is currently available on eight Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Orange SPV devices, and is expected to expand to embrace lower cost handsets as rollout accelerates.