Remember Visto ? They provide push email and got very upset some years back when Microsoft started to do the same thing. Now, however, they’re to showcase a system called “WOW” – touted as the easiest-to-use mobile messaging solution. Not only that, but T-Mobile have selected them to power “T-Mobile Email Pro”, rolling out across Europe this year.
T-Mobile, with Visto behind the scenes, look set to push instant “always on” email to the masses. It’s not just Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, but all types of emails accounts that will be supported. The minute an email is sent, it will arrive on your Windows Mobile without any complicated setup. Joachim Horn, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile International states…
“Due to increasing demand from within our fast growing subscriber base, we are aggressively expanding our push-based mobile email offering.”
If you’ve never tried instant email due to the seemingly complex setup, T-Mobile users could soon find things a lot easier. Read on for the press release.
Link – Visto.com
* Launch Reinforces Visto’s Global Leadership and Innovation for Mobile Messaging
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 11, 2008 – Visto, the leading global provider of mobile email, today announced that T-Mobile International has selected Visto Mobile(tm) to power T-Mobile’s Mobile E-Mail Pro, a broad based, easy-to-use push email service.
“After a thorough evaluation of push email messaging platforms, T-Mobile selected Visto on the basis of its technology leadership as well as time-to-market advantages. Due to increasing demand from within our fast growing subscriber base, we are aggressively expanding our push-based mobile email offering,” said Joachim Horn, chief technology officer of T-Mobile International. “We recognize that more and more consumers and business customers would like the convenience and added responsiveness that mobile email can bring to their day. With the new Visto-powered service, we offer, easy-to-use, solution for mass market adoption.”
Mobile E-Mail Pro from T-Mobile is available in Germany and is expected to roll out across Europe over the next 18 months. It will provide instant access to all types of Internet accounts as well as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes email accounts from a broad range of consumer and business mobile devices including Symbian Series 40/60, UIQ, Windows Mobile 5/6 and Java enabled phones. In addition, users will be able to maintain and access an up-to-date calendar and contacts list centrally, via an online secure portal.
“Our selection by T-Mobile is again validation that Visto is providing the world’s best technology to bring consumer and business email to any device, said Brian A. Bogosian, chairman, president and CEO of Visto.”
“T-Mobile has a long history of quality of service and innovation,” added Frederic Aries, senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for Visto. “With more than 100 million subscribers on its network, T-Mobile is renowned for having one of the fastest growth rates for data products and services. T-Mobile’s choice of Visto is a major milestone in our development in Europe and will significantly contribute to the rapid expansion of the mobile email market for all individuals.