mig33 officially released in U.S. with free mobile email capability

Earlier this month, I discussed mig33, a combined IM, SMS and VoIP application with more than six million users worldwide in 200 countries.Yesterday, mig33 had its official U.

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Earlier this month, I discussed mig33, a combined IM, SMS and VoIP application with more than six million users worldwide in 200 countries.

Yesterday, mig33 had its official U.S. launch, largely positioning itself as a solution that can turn any phone into a smartphone.

As part of the launch, mig33 is also adding what it is branding as the first free mobile e-mail capabilities to end users. This can give any U.S. phone subscriber the ability to send and  receive e-mail on their mobile phone. Subscribers can set up their own personal mig33 mobile e-mail account, or integrate their existing e-mail.

I think mig33 is starting in the U.S. from a position of usability strength. As I pointed out I my original post, they  have a new web-based interface that I personally think is one of the most attractive, clear and iterative I’ve ever seen.

Now, it would seem that some others share my view. Mig33 won a DEMOGod award at the DEMO Show in San Diego yesterday. For analysts and those of us who cover technology, DEMO is a premier showcase for products and applications that you may not have heard of yet, but are going to real soon.

As in the case of mig33, soon means now.