BlueWhaleMail: Facebook messages "pushed" to your cellphone

Summary:I'm not a fan of Facebook's messaging system, but for many it's fast replacing email. It's not surprising then to see a company targeting this trend by offering a "push" solution for Facebook messaging on a cellphone.

BlueWhaleMail: Facebook messages “pushed” to your cellphone
I'm not a fan of Facebook's messaging system, but for many it's fast replacing email.

This maybe in part due to the convenience offered by Facebook by aggregating all of a user's social interactions online in one place. Another possible reason being that Facebook's system goes someway to eliminating spam since you have much greater control over who can and can not send you messages. It's not surprising then to see a company targeting this trend by offering a "push" solution for Facebook messaging on a cellphone.

Blue Whale Systems' BlueWhaleMail app now includes Facebook functionality, reports ReadWriteWeb. Think Blackberry meets Facebook as your friends' status updates, wall posts, and news items are automatically pushed to your cellphone. In return you can also send pokes, create wall posts, and email messages.

See also: Facebook wants to be your email client too

BlueWhaleMail is available for S60-powered cellphones (mostly Nokia N and E series handsets) along with smartphones and high end feature phones from others including Sony Ericsson, and can be downloaded from from the company's website and side-loaded onto your phone or by visiting the mobile version - m.bluewhale.net - on cellphone. In the future, the company aims to bring the app to a much broader range of handsets - including non-smartphones - as their mission is to offer 'Blackberry' style email for the "rest of us".

BlueWhaleMail free to download and is ad-supported.

Topics: Browser, Collaboration, Hardware, Mobility, Social Enterprise

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