RESTON, Va. & REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23,
Seamless email delivery directly to mobile phones helps
individuals stay connected
Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) and Visto Corporation
announced the launch of Mobile Email Enhanced, the first email service
for Java-enabled mobile phones with full synchronization and a
PDA-like feel. Mobile Email Enhanced pairs ConstantSync(TM), Visto's
wireless synchronization technology, with an on-the-phone application
to provide real-time access to email, contact lists, and calendars.
Push email allows over-the-air email delivery to the phone without
any interaction from the user. Nextel Mobile Email Enhanced works in
tandem with Microsoft Outlook(R), IBM(R) Lotus Notes(R) and most
Internet email accounts such as Earthlink(SM) and Yahoo! (R).
"With Nextel Mobile Email Enhanced, our customers can make more
productive use of their time spent away from their desks or out of the
office with easy access to business or personal email," said Danny
Bowman, Nextel vice president of wireless data services. "Mobile Email
Enhanced is designed to give our customers the flexibility to
customize a solution that best meets both their productivity needs and
personal style. This service, powered by Visto, provides many of the
benefits of a PDA in the comfortable form of a mobile phone."
"Nextel has opened up mobile email to a broad market with this new
product," said Brian Bogosian, chairman, president and CEO of Visto
Corporation. "Mobile Email Enhanced makes full-featured email
available to every customer that wants improved productivity. Visto
Mobile and ConstantSync technology enable Nextel to offer a powerful
user experience with quick and secure access whether retrieving email
from a corporate office or a personal account."
Nextel Mobile Email Enhanced has been designed to satisfy the
needs of IT Managers who require a "behind the firewall solution" and
the small business owner for whom simple installation and ease of
management are critical. Small business users can quickly download and
install the Nextel Desktop Assistant without the need of an IT
Department. Larger businesses and enterprises should use the Visto(TM)
Mobile Enterprise Server (VMES) - Nextel is providing the server
software at no charge to lower the total cost of ownership.
The service is available on all Java-based Nextel phones,
including the recently released Motorola i605, i355 and i275, and will
be available for new phones as they launch. Mobile Email Enhanced is
available with three productivity bundle options:
-- Premier Data Service Plan ($29.99/month) includes unlimited
Mobile Email Enhanced service and unlimited data access, 120
multimedia messages, unlimited text messaging and wireless web
-- Enhanced Data Services Plan ($19.99/month) includes Mobile
Email Enhanced service with 2MB of data access, 120 multimedia
messages, unlimited text messaging and wireless web browsing;
-- Mobile Email Enhanced stand-alone service ($14.99/month) with
2MB of data access.
About Nextel Communications
Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va.,
is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications
services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless
network in the country covering thousands of communities across the
United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500(R) companies are Nextel
customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the
top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 262 million people live or
About Nextel Partners
Nextel Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTP), based in Kirkland, Wash., has
exclusive rights to offer the same fully integrated, digital wireless
communications services offered by Nextel Communications, Inc.
(Nextel) in mid-sized and rural markets in 31 states where
approximately 54 million people reside. To learn more about Nextel
Partners, visit www.nextelpartners.com.
Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to
provide wireless push e-mail to the broadest set of mobile devices.
Visto's open solution enables e-mail for the mass market, targeting
large enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and
consumers. The company's patented Visto Mobile(TM) platform with
ConstantSync(TM) technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP,
Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino e-mail solutions for personal to
enterprise use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the
operator and choice for the customer. Established in 1996 and
headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle,
London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto
is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson,
VantagePoint Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Rustic
Canyon Ventures, Allegis Capital and Blueprint Ventures. For more
information, visit www.visto.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nextel and other Nextel marks are service and trademarks of Nextel
Communications, Inc. Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto
Mobile, ConstantSync and Constant Synchronization are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All
third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property
of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or
services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is
protected by U.S. Patents 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590;
6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454
and 12 foreign patents. Other patents pending.
CONTACT: Nextel, Reston
Media: Michelle Leff, 703 592-7504
Investor: Paul Blalock, 703-433-4300
Visto, Redwood Shores
Media: Suzanne Panoplos, 650-486-6026
SOURCE: Nextel Communications, Inc.