3 is launching mobile email services for both business and consumer users who want instant access to email.
3 Mobile Mail is effectively "push" email, allowing you to pick up and send emails on your handset exactly as you would on your PC without having to actively download it. If you sign up, you can send and receive emails from your existing accounts with the likes of Yahoo, AOL, MSN or indeed any POP3 service. Once the email account has been registered, emails are automatically delivered to the handset, accompanied by an on-screen alert, at the same time as being
delivered to the PC. It costs £2.50 per month and has a usage allowance of 10MB.
Mobile Office Mail caters for business users who want instant access to emails from their own mail exchange server, such as Lotus and Exchange. It costs £5 per month with a 15MB usage allowance so that attachments can be downloaded. There are no set-up costs as no system integration work is required. The service will also synchronise contacts and calendar between PC and phone.
Both services will be available on the new Nokia E61 smart phone, launching this week, as well as the Nokia N80, Motorola A1000 and QTEC 9000 before rolling out across all of 3’s handsets.