Orange Poland and Nokia announced today that they will bring Nokia Messaging, Nokia’s consumer push email service, to their Nokia customers. Starting from November 17, 2009, Orange Poland mobile customers are the first in Poland to get access to Nokia Messaging which supports all leading global consumer email solutions such as Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Ovi Mail as well as local internet and email service providers such as Wirtualna Polska, Onet.pl, Interia, o2, home.pl and others.
“User friendly email service available on a broad range of mobile handsets is a great step towards making email a real commodity. From 17 November to 8 December, Nokia Messaging with Orange will be offered free of charge for both the service and related unlimited data traffic. After that period, a fee for the Nokia Messaging service will be only 19.90 zloty + VAT including unlimited email data traffic and additional 50 MB transmission capacity per month for Internet browsing” said Maciej Kociecki, Director at PTK Centertel.
“Nokia aims to make mobile email available for as many people as possible. With Nokia Messaging, we can meet the needs of people to access their personal email whenever they want, wherever they want in an extremely simple and convenient way” said Dariusz Zalewski, Services Manager, Nokia Poland.
Nokia Messaging is an easy to set-up and easy to use push email service which allows users to mobilize up to 10 personal email accounts on one device. With Nokia Messaging, people get the benefit of real-time messaging and are able to read, send, forward and reply to emails, view subfolders, download and read attachments and also attach files to emails in real time. Using the push email technology, email is swiftly and automatically sent to the mobile phone, without needing to retrieve it. Many users want to enjoy the flexibility of having various accounts for various needs.
The Nokia Messaging service can be tested for 30 days free of charge. Following the test period it will be available for a monthly charge of 19.90 zloty. Users can initiate the activation of the service through their mobile operator’s customer service contact. The service can be used on over 30 Nokia handset models with more to come in the following weeks.
Further information about Nokia Messaging is available at http://email.nokia.com as well as on the websites of the operator http://www.orange.pl/dlafirm.
Stuff Magazine Preview The Nokia N900
Lucy Hedges of Stuff Magazine has got her hands on the Nokia N900 and when it comes to tech these guys sure know what they’re talking about. It’s only a pre-production model however she goes through all the basics of this ‘pocket PC with mobile phone functionality.’
Voice UI Demo
Voice UI is evolving, enabling the use of the device even without seeing or touching it. Check out this demonstration using the Nokia E52 in hands-free and eyes-free mode.
Nokia Point & Find Updated | Now Supports Most S60 Devices
Nokia Point & Find is a revolutionary way for you to find and connect to relevant information and services, by simply pointing your Internet enabled camera phone at real life objects. The application has received a huge update, which also brings a brand new UI with support for the Nokia N97. Check out the changelog after the break.
Around a 100 bugs in network connectivity and overall stability of the client on some of our best-selling devices have been fixed. The client should now look more snappy and mature to you than its previous release, although some fixes had to be postponed. In particular, 1D barcode recognition in the shopping experience isn’t as reliable as expected, especially on S60 3rd edition feature pack 1 devices, and start-up time on the 6220, 6210 Navigator is still pretty sluggish. Nokia’s R&D team is working on these issues.
There is also now a client for the Nokia N97, with a brand new UI that takes advantage of the device’s touch capabilities and large screen resolution (see screenshot above). It will soon be ported to other S60 5th edition devices.
Nokia Money | Manage Your Finances On The Go
Your mobile devices will become your preferred way to pay and to manage your money. Nokia believes that the mobile-enabled financial services are a market opportunity with long term growth potential, especially in the emerging countries. The demo will show how simple and easy it is to use a mobile phone for remote and local payments. You can send money to your family and friends, pay your bills and top-up your prepaid account.
Unboxing The Nokia N900
Check out this Nokia N900 unboxing video by Norman John of SymbianWorld. He’s finally managed to get his hands on the device and will be flooding MaemoWorld with full coverage over the coming weeks, so make sure you bookmark the site and don’t miss out on a single thing.
Nokia Continues To Streamline Its R&D Operations
Nokia plans to align its research and development (R&D) operations in Finland and Denmark to be in line with the company’s focused portfolio of future products. The planned changes are expected to affect up to 230 employees at Nokia’s Oulu site in Finland and approximately 100 employees at Nokia’s Copenhagen site. The total number would represent approximately 2% of Nokia’s R&D personnel globally.
Nokia aims to support the employees with alternative solutions, such as finding new positions within the company for as many employees as possible. Nokia will begin consultations with employee representatives about these plans where voluntary severance packages among other topics will be discussed.
Nokia maintains a strong R&D presence in both sites; the company has over 2,000 employees in Oulu and over 1,000 employees in Copenhagen. Overall, Nokia has more than 17,000 people employed in its research and development activities.