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Nokia reveals free push messaging service

Nokia Messaging allows customers to stay connected to multiple email and IM accounts

Nokia has just launched a new service that provides instant access to popular consumer email and IM accounts.

The Nokia Messaging push email service will allow customers to stay connected through Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail and Google Talk and other email solutions from thousands of ISPs worldwide.

”We believe everybody should have mobile messaging – it’s not a privilege service that’s meant only for a certain segment of the market…We are making mobile messaging an affordable experience for everyone, not just for those with specialized phones designed for messaging, but for everyone with a Nokia device.” said Tom Furlong, senior VP, Consumer Messaging, Services & Software, Nokia.

It can be installed from email.nokia.com for free as a limited-period beta trial but is currently applicable only for Nokia S60 devices such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia N95. Once the application is installed, users have to enter their account email address and password and emails are then instantly pushed to their mobile device.

Instant messaging and support for 40 other Nokia devices will be enabled only by the second half of 2009.

An online portal for Mail on Ovi has also been introduced by Nokia, which will enable PC users to create and access Ovi email accounts with 1 GB of storage space, and gain cross access to other Ovi services using a single sign-on account.

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