FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS EMAIL ATTACHMENT ON WAP MOBILE PHONE
Sheffield Dialogue Communications today demonstrated for the first time in Europe the delivery of a Windows email attachment to a WAP-enabled device. Using the latest version of Dialogues Expressway 2000 email connector, customers can now read any document from the Microsoft Office suite of software directly on their mobile phone.
Documents such as MS Word and PowerPoint are translated into simple text making it easy to read on a mobile handset screen. This solution gives customers the complete functionality of PC-based email systems, allowing them to reply, forward and delete messages, view attachments and have access to address books. Expressway 2000 is supplied with the Nokia WAP Server 1.1 following a worldwide licensing agreement announced last month. It is also available directly from the company or through a network of authorised resellers.
Innovation, speed and reliability are the reasons we lead this market, said Paul Griffiths, sales and marketing director, Dialogue Communications. While other major players are still talking about possible dates for the release of the technology we have moved ahead and delivered it. The ability to read attachments is key to the success of WAP mobile access to email is the killer application.
Sheffield-based Dialogue Communications is a leading provider of mobile Internet messaging solutions. It provides carrier-class mobile text messaging servers to GSM service providers and large corporate intranets. For further information about Dialogue Communications please see www.dialogue.co.uk.
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Expressway 2000 acts as a broker for WAP enabled devices, providing a fully functional email client on a phone. Support for access to personal and global address books is provided through LDAP support. Expressway 2000 employs advanced session handling and email session spoofing to ensure users email remains intact even if the WAP device drops its connection to the network. The Windows NT and Windows 2000 versions will be followed shortly with releases for Solaris and HP Unix.