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Nokia Reaches One Million Member Milestone For Ovi Email

Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia has announced on Tuesday that its email service, tagged as “Ovi Email”, has reached the coveted one million mark since it was introduced back in December last year.

The cellphone maker, which currently holds around 40 percent share in the mobile phone market, has attributed this massive growth to the massive uptake of its email service in developing region of the world, with its majority of subscribers were from India, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Africa.

The mail service, which is available in as many as 20 languages and across 180 countries, is tailored for on-device set-up, making it suitable for places where people are yet to be connected to the web and establish an email account using a PC.

In addition, Ovi mail service is free to set up, and incorporates spam filters to prevent junk emails. It can further be accessed through a wide range of Nokia mobile devices including Nokia 2330 Classic, Nokia 2630, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, to name a few.

Tom Furlong, head of consumer messaging at Nokia, said in a statement, “More than just reaching a company milestone, this proves to us that there is a real appetite in the developing world for these types of tailored services”.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.