Turkcell and Nokia announced today that they will bring Nokia Messaging, Nokia’s consumer messaging service, to Turkcell customers in Turkey. This agreement builds on the Memorandum of Understanding that the companies signed in 2009 for marketing Ovi services.
By the end of the first half 2010, Turkcell customers are expected to be able to enjoy the Nokia Messaging push email service. Details on the service availability and pricing will be announced later.
“Since its foundation, Turkcell has operated with the vision of offering customers the best technology and services. Our aim is to create value for our corporate and individual customers with the opportunities of mobile services and mobile Internet. As one of the world’s leading mobile devices manufacturer, Nokia is a strong partner to fulfill the growing potential for mobile e-mail and mobile Internet services,” stated Sureyya Ciliv, Chief Executive Officer of Turkcell.
“Nokia wants to make mobile email available for as many people as possible, and the agreement with Turkcell is an important milestone. We have seen high demand for messaging devices like Nokia E71 and Nokia E72 in Turkey and believe there is great potential for the service in the market,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia.
Turkcell and Nokia have agreed to offer Nokia Messaging with a range of smartphones and mobile phones, with more to come. Customers simply need to enter their email address and password to get emails pushed directly to the homescreen of their device. They can then read, send, forward and reply to emails and download, read and attach files on the go.
Nokia Messaging mobilizes email accounts as well as email solutions from thousands of internet and email service providers globally. Turkcell customers can have up to 10 personal email accounts pushed directly to their Nokia device such as Gmail, Yahoo!Mail, and Windows Live Hotmail.