Today at 3GSM World Congress 2006, Vodafone and Microsoft Corp. announced the European launch of Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone. This solution is based on Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 and incorporates the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features.
From March, Vodafone will deploy a range of Windows Mobile 5.0-powered devices with Direct Push Technology to corporate and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers in France, Germany and the UK. The service will also be available to corporate and SMB customers in other countries during 2006.
Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone enables customers to enjoy a Direct Push email service on the move in a format that anyone familiar with Microsoft Office will recognize. Emails and tasks are synchronized directly from Outlook(R), and Microsoft Office Excel(R) Mobile and Word Mobile attachments can be viewed, edited and returned. Having a common email experience across the PC and Vodafone Windows Mobile-powered device makes service adoption simple and accelerates delivery of the benefits that mobile email brings to business customers.
As well as delivering a great user experience across a range of the latest Vodafone Windows Mobile-powered devices, Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone easily integrates with customers' Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 software, making Windows Mobile Email a highly cost-effective, scaleable and security-enhanced way to deliver the benefits of email on the move without the need for investment in additional servers or hardware.
Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone will be available across a range of devices including the Vodafone v1240 and Vodafone v1640. Additional handsets will be made available at local level.