February 17, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
Another announcement coming from Mobile World Congress is courtesy of mobile messaging solution provider SEVEN. The app is a mobile messaging solution and is noted as being the “first Android solution to address both personal and business mobile email — along with calendars and contacts.” The nice part here is that these accounts are then managed using one interface, instead of having to switch back and forth between multiple. Sounds like an app that will be able to simplify those who rely on their phone for both personal and business needs.
Other features of the app include:
- Ultra-simple activation: same easy, two-click activation that’s available today from SEVEN on many devices can also be pre-configured for Android so that end-users only have to enter their email address and password.
- Support for business email: provides mobile subscribers with seamless and secure access to Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino corporate email, which represents 80% of the corporate email services in use without installing any software behind the firewall.
- Easy access to popular Internet email: consumers have instant access to multiple accounts from popular providers such as AOL, Gmail, Microsoft Live Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo! and other internet email providers as needed to support local markets.
- Integrated contact management and search: for contacts stored on the device as well as remote contact lists from personal address books and corporate directories.
- Robust calendar support: ability to edit, delete and add appointments from personal or business calendars including Microsoft Exchange.
According to the press release announcement, the email client will be available beginning in Q2 of this year. Users will be able to download the app directly from SEVEN or from the Android Market, no mention was made of how much the app will set you back.
It also looks like they are planning to push their solution on both carriers and device manufacturers in addition to end users. It was also noted that the client was available immediately for carriers or manufacturers.