Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nokia’s Ovi e-mail records 1m hit

Ovi mail, a subtle service from Nokia has hit 1 million mark within six months of its launch, according to the head, Consumer Messaging at Nokia, Mr. Tom Furlong.

He said, Ovi Mail has established itself as the electronic mail (e-mail) account for the developing world.

Specifically designed for on device set-up, he said, people could get their first email address and create and manage their accounts without any Personal Computer (PC) needed.

“More than just reaching a company milestone, this proves to us that there is a real appetite in the developing world for these types of tailored services,” Furlong said, noting that for the first-time email users, Ovi Mail provides a digital identity and thrill by its rapidly rising adoption rate.

The inspiration for Ovi Mail, he said, came from the growing number of people, mostly in developing countries, without access to a PC.

“The top five countries for Ovi Mail subscribers are India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and South Africa,” he said, stressing that since its inception in December 2008, Ovi Mail is available in more than 180 countries and supports 20 languages.

Ovi Mail is free to set-up straight out of the box and comes with spam filters to block unwanted emails.

“It is also accessible from a broad range of Nokia devices with the Nokia 2330 classic, Nokia 2630 and Nokia 5310 XpressMusic being some of the most popular devices used,” he said.

Furlong explained that to access Ovi Mail, simply go to the email setup wizard on Nokia NSeries 40 device including Nokia S60, N97, E63, E75, E66, E71 and E90.

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices.

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