Satsuma Solutions has launched a GPRS-based personal digital assistant (PDA) solution for companies who want to avoid the headaches of choosing, supporting and upgrading their mobile data systems.
For £59.99 per user (minimum five users), Satsuma will provide a GPRS-enabled SPV M100 integrated PDA and phone with full colour screen, 5Mb of mobile data, 24-hour support for lost or broken devices, and the software to enable the solution to run on a firm’s existing Microsoft Exchange mail server. Users of the service are given a new PDA every two years as part of the deal
In a survey of mobile solutions, Analyst Meta Group has found that 80% of business people believe that e-mail is more important than phone communication, and this is why Satsuma is aiming its Satsuma ABC service at those firms who find it difficult to support such messaging technology.
The service automatically pushes e-mail to the SPV M100, which operates on the Orange network, and calendar functionality is synchronised with the company’s office system.
Chris Britten, an ABC user and partner with accountancy firm Bristol Burrell, says: "This solution is ideal as it’s ready to go, and managed and maintained, enabling me to make much better use of my time."
This PDA solution comes after Fujitsu Siemens recently launched a similar service based around laptops equipped with GPRS wireless cards and with bundled amounts of data.
This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia