Nokia announced that it made a deal with Microsoft to enable Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on 80 million Nokia phones. Users with Nokia phones equipped with the latest edition of S60 software will be able to access Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Microsoft ActiveSync allows employees whose companies run Microsoft Exchange Server to access their e-mail, contacts, calendar, company directory and other information through their mobile phones.
"We take corporate and IT security policies seriously, and a comparison study showed that the device management and security policies for devices such as the Nokia Eseries are robust," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia, in a statement. "This should give business heads and IT managers greater confidence when choosing between device brands to mobilize their workforce."
Nokia said in a statement that users who access Exchange ActiveSync with their Nokia phones will have access to features that other Exchange ActiveSync users don't, such as "setting email priorities, alerts for meeting request conflicts, a standalone global address list application to search for a colleague's contact details quickly, downloading and editing all types of attachments, not just image files."