SEVEN today announced a major European reseller partnership with HP. Under the terms of the agreement, HP will promote and sell SEVEN Always-On Mail through its HP Preferred Partner network.
The push-email service is available immediately via over 170 HP Preferred Partners in the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland, with roll-out across the rest of EMEA scheduled for later this year.
SEVEN Always-On Mail adds value to the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by providing highly secure real-time access to emails, attachments and contact and calendar information. The service is currently available on the HP iPAQ hw6500 series, and will be offered as an option on the new HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger Series.
In addition to the HP iPAQ, Always-On Mail is available on over 150 mobile devices, more than any other mobile email service.
"HP's agreement with SEVEN provides a great opportunity for our Preferred Partners to create additional revenues and gain competitive advantage in the market," said Jos Brenkel, vice president, HP Solution Partners Organisation, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Always-On Mail provides them with the opportunity to sell an easy-to-use, simple-to-install email solution that will work across an unrivalled number of devices and platforms."
SEVEN's presence in all the countries in which HP Preferred Partners operate ensures ongoing local support. Combined with SEVEN's competitive introductory offer, it is a compelling solution for both HP Preferred Partners and their customers.
There are three versions of Always-On Mail, ensuring HP Preferred Partners have the right solution to meet each customer's needs;
* Internet Edition - providing real-time, push-based access for individual users to the most popular personal email services such as Google Mail and Yahoo! Mail
* Professional Edition - extending the benefits of push-email to small businesses and departments of up to 25 users within enterprises
* Enterprise Edition - offering a server-based, behind-the-firewall service which provides real-time access to all major corporate email platforms including Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino
Each Always-On Mail edition is supported by end-to-end 128-bit AES encryption for secure user authentication. No data is replicated to third-party servers, and data can be remotely erased from lost or stolen devices.
"HP's decision to promote and sell SEVEN Always-On Mail is a great endorsement of the product. The combination of HP's market-leading device and our proven software adds immediate value to customers and revenue opportunities for its channel," said Paul Hedman, Chief Operating Officer, SEVEN. "This partnership creates a fantastic range of mobility options for customers across Europe, extending the benefits of mobile email to an ever wider range of users. I believe it will be a great success."