Nokia users can now receive push email from their regular email accounts. Nokia Messaging is available as of today as part of a free limited-period beta trial on Nokia S60 devices, including the Nokia E71 and N95. Consumers can download the application from email.nokia.com and then simply enter their email address and password. Emails from the likes of Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail and AOL Mail will then be instantly pushed to their Nokia device. Nokia Messaging will launch commercially in Q1 of 2009, while instant messaging (IM) and support for Nokia Series 40 devices will be available in H2 of 2009.
As well as supporting some of the more popular consumer email accounts, Nokia has also introduced their own email service. Mail on Ovi provides up to 1GB of storage space with instant access from either your mobile phone or a PC. By setting up an Ovi email account, users will also be able to gain access to all other Ovi services when they sign in to their account. A beta version of Mail on Ovi will be rolled out later this month on all Nokia Series 40 devices, with the web access version expected to be available in February next year.
Both Nokia Messaging and Mail on Ovi were announced at Nokia World, currently taking place in Barcelona. So expect a number of other announcements from the manufacturer over the next two days, all of which will be detailed at www.mobilechoiceuk.com.