Nokia launches business mobility solutions

Nokia to place added focus on mobile solutions for enterprises

Nokia has revealed plans for its strategy to become the number one supplier of business mobility solutions by 2008.

 

At its annual mobility conference in Barcelona yesterday, Scott Cooper, vice president of mobility solutions and enterprise solutions, explained that the business mobility challenge facing all suppliers was to connect people over any network to corporate applications and information using advanced devices that ensure secure connectivity. He confidently predicted that Nokia could address these needs and enable what he called a business mobility evolution. He said: “Nokia is taking the necessary steps to enable and grow the market. Our goal is to lead the market; to be number 1 by 2008.” 

 

Part of these steps has been to develop a business solutions portfolio that includes not only the launch of a new series of handsets, but also applications software, security technology, support and professional services.

 

The new Eseries of handsets is tuned specifically for business applications such as business-class mobile email and advanced voice features. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 support current mobile email solutions—such as BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink from Good Technology, Inc., Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile—and also provide support for Voice over IP, Push to talk, and other SIP-based call services. The handsets can be used in both WLAN and 3G networks.

 

Cooper admitted that a fundamental aspect in realising its ambitions of mobilising organisations would be to align with the leading IT vendors.  Copper announced that Nokia had already secured partnerships with IBM, HP, SAP, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec and slaesforce.com and will be seeking other partners.

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