Nokia today launched the newest member of its enterprise-grade Eseries range of mobile devices, E50. The new phone accompanies the launch of a range of Nokia enterprise solutions, including Nokia Intellisync software.
The E50 promises “excellent voice, email and data capabilities” for businesses wishing to extend the mobility of employees, allowing them to access company telephony and business applications on the road.
Nokia Enterprise Solution’s Vaughn Madelay said this phone, like the rest of the Eseries range is designed for people who are after one phone for both business and leisure use. Built on the Series 60 3rd edition smartphone platform and Symbian OS, the Nokia E50 supports GSM networks worldwide (EGSM 850/900/1800/1900). Madelay also said, by the end of the year, customers will also be able to move from GSM to VoIP with the Eseries devices.
It also supports mobile email solutions such as BlackBerry Connect, Visto Mobile and Microsoft ActiveSync as well as Nokia’s own Intellisync Wireless Email.
Nokia’s acquisition of Intellisync last year has resulted in the company offering Intellisync push mobile email, security management, device provisioning and instant messaging to over 100 device types as of today. Nokia said the Intellisync solutions operate on most mobile device platforms, including Symbian OS, Microsoft Pocket PC, Palm OS and BREW.
Vaughn Madeley said, “Nokia is at the forefront of business mobility applications and device mobility with its Eseries devices and messaging software. With the addition of its Intellisync products, Nokia delivers some of the largest deployments of mobile email and software over the widest array of devices and application platforms across enterprises and operator networks all over the world. This technology allows for synchronisation of data and files with high levels of accuracy and security across some of the most complex software applications.”
Nokia has also teamed up with a number of companies, such as Fujitsu, to provide further connectivity and mobility options for businesses. The Fujitsu mProcess system offers mobile connectivity to back end systems and allows employees on the road to link into the operational business processes of the company in real time.
Commenting on the partnership, Fujitsu’s Anthony Russell said “The Eseries offers users a large degree of personalization. Customers can experience the benefits of mProcess on the form that suits them – be it a traditional mobile design or the click open style of the E70. I think the formfactor of the Eseries, the E61 in particular, is great – this is the device Nokia will be remembered for.”
The Nokia Eseries also includes the E60, E61 and E70.