Nokia Adds Free Mail for Exchange to Asha Phones

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — June 28, 2012

Nokia is offering Mail for Exchange, which enables push email, calendar and contact data synchronization between compatible Microsoft Exchange email servers, for free in the Nokia Store for Nokia Asha 302 and Asha 303. By bringing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol-based app to the sub-100 mobile device market, Nokia is bringing the business opportunity to entrepreneurs and businesses in high-growth economies around the world.

"Nokia Asha phones blur the lines between feature phones and smartphones, and Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and Asha 303 represents a significant step forward in connecting the next billion people to more critical information around them," said Dieter May, senior vice president, Mobile Phones Services, Nokia. "Businesses in high-growth economies want to stay competitive by keeping their operating expenditures low, and increasing employee productivity. Mail for Exchange on Asha 302 and Asha 303 helps to reduce costs by eliminating the need for expensive middleware, speeds up processes and enables business users to respond quickly to customer needs or communicate on the go, giving businesses more opportunity to succeed in today's fast-paced world."

Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and 303 supports Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 Servers, and Microsoft Office 365 Mobility online service. In addition to the encrypted email storage, a variety of Exchange ActiveSync security policies are supported, including alphanumeric password, minimum length for password and remote or local wipe after maximum password attempts, fulfilling companies' hygiene device security needs.

In addition to Mail for Exchange, the Asha 302 and Asha 303 have a stylish QWERTY keyboard, harness a powerful 1GHz engine, feature Nokia Browser, which compresses data consumption by 90 percent, and brings easy access to popular social networks and the Internet.

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