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Nokia upgrades low-end Asha smartphones with email

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Users of Nokia’s low-end Asha smartphones can now enjoy email capabilities available on high end phones.

Nokia says the Mail for Exchange feature that enables push email, calendar and contact data synchronisation between compatible Microsoft Exchange email servers is now available for free in the Nokia Store for Nokia Asha 302 and Asha 303.

Mail for Exchange on Asha 302 and Asha 303 will help reduce costs by eliminating the need for expensive middleware and will speed up processes, enabling business users to respond quickly to customer needs or to communicate on the go. This will give businesses more opportunity to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.

“Nokia Asha phones blur the lines between feature phones and smartphones, and Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and Asha 303 represents a significant step forward in connecting the next billion people to more critical information around them,” said Dieter May, senior vice president, Mobile Phones Services.

Mail for Exchange on the Asha 302 and 303 supports Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 Servers and Microsoft Office 365 Mobility online service.

In addition to the encrypted email storage, a variety of Exchange ActiveSync security policies are supported, including alphanumeric password, minimum length for password and remote or localwipe after maximum password attempts, fulfilling companies’ hygiene device security needs.

In addition to Mail for Exchange, the Asha 302 and 303 have a Qwerty keyboard, harness a powerful 1GHz engine and feature Nokia Browser, which compresses data consumption by 90 per cent and brings easy access to popular social networks and the Internet.

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