| Mobeon delivers corporate e-mail on SonyEricsson's P800 model|
Posted: 01-Dec-2002 [Source: Mobeon press release]
[Sony Ericsson's P800 to be available before Christmas and Mobeon is set to deliver company e-mail to it via mPIM.]
In a few weeks time, SonyEricsson will be launching a new mobile phone that will finally completely eliminate the need for both a palmtop and a mobile phone. Together with Mobeon's product, mPIM, which provides access to company e-mail, as well as calendar and address book functions, the phone will now truly live up to the name of 'Smartphone'.
SonyEricsson's P800 model, featured heavily in the new Bond film, 'Die Another Day', is set to be the first mobile phone among the new generation of smartphones to be supported by the company Mobeon. "By using the small screen HTML browser built into the phone instead of WAP, the user experience will be as simple as it is outstanding," says Ulf Avrin, Mobeon's CEO.
Mobeon has a long-term strategy of allowing the user to determine which phone or palmtop to use in order to be able to read company e-mail, instead of being controlled by the underlying technology. Today Mobeon supports more than 40 different handsets where their mPIM product exploits the unique characteristics of that particular model. The support for SonyEricsson's new mobile is part and parcel of this strategy. "Mobeon's product, together with an SonyEricsson P800, is going to be a truly 'Smartphone' and the first product to give you a really reliable office in your pocket," Ulf Avrin goes on to say.
SonyEricsson states that the P800 will be rolled out before Christmas and made commercially available at the start of 2003. When the phone hits the market Mobeon will also be delivering their unique product support that takes full advantage of the phone's potential. "It will be possible to click on a phone number located in your contacts on the company's e-mail server and call up direct; you'll no longer need to have all your phone numbers stored in the handset. In addition, the user can opt to receive an SMS whenever important new e-mail drops into the in-box." says Philip Nestenborg, product management director at Mobeon.
Among the companies who have licensed and sell mPIM based products are Ericsson and Telenor, in their respective 'Ericsson Mobile Organizer' and 'Intrawap'.
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