News has come to us this week that IBM has now enabled support for Nokia S60 based mobile phones, on its popular to some email software.
Many will say Ã¢â‚¬ËœSo?’ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœHuh?’ followed by Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat does that mean?’. Well, we’re led to believe that more than 80 million handsets will now have access to IBM’s email solution, firmly sticking the middle finger up at RIM and their BlackBerry’s. Or at the very least it’s given them something to think about.
Not as popular in numbers as the likes of Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes still has 140 million licensed users worldwide. With support now reaching out to Nokia, plus gaining more interest in the long term with prospective users and customers the future looks bright.
Come December this year Nokia S60 3rd edition phones can have real time email, calendar and other functions. This is all via Lotus Notes Traveler (yes, one L), this essentially facilitates the mobile access to their Lotus Notes and Web Access servers.
We’ve seen a list of phones that will be supported. At the time of gong to press, below are the ones that will be compatible.
Nokia E71, Nokia E66, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia E70, Nokia E65, Nokia E63, Nokia E62, Nokia E61i, Nokia E61, Nokia E60, Nokia E51, Nokia E50, Nokia N96, Nokia N85, Nokia N79, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N95, Nokia N82, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N81, Nokia N78, Nokia N77, Nokia N76, Nokia N75, Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia N93i, Nokia N80, Nokia N91, Nokia N92, Nokia N71, Nokia 3250, Nokia 5500, Nokia 6290, Nokia 6110 Navigator, Nokia 6120 Classic, Nokia 6121 Classic, Nokia 6122 Classic, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6650 Fold, Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6220 Classic
For more on the Traveler see here