Optus plans to launch a new wireless e-mail
service aimed at the business market, based on the i-mate K-Jam
handset and Microsoft Exchange 2003.
The telco announced that, from April, it will offer a "push
e-mail" service, similar to that based on the popular BlackBerry devices, that
syndicates messages received by an Outlook 2003 mail server to
the customer's handset.
"In providing both BlackBerry and now Windows Mobile
solutions, Optus is able to offer customers choice in terms of
devices and supported technology platforms," said Paul Kitchin,
marketing director, Optus Business.
To use the service, customers would need an Exchange 2003
server with Service Pack 2, devices that run Windows Mobile v5,
and an Optus rate plan, according to Optus.