Cingular intros Mobile Email and Mobile IM services
Cingular customers can gain access to their existing email or IM accounts from
AOL, MSN and Yahoo! through a set of applications which can be accessed through a standard mass market phone.
With Cingular's Mobile Email, Cingular customers can now view and interact with their existing personal email accounts on AOL(R) and AIM(R) Mail services, as well as MSN Hotmail, Yahoo!(R) Mail and SBC Yahoo!(R) Mail. Using a downloadable email client powered by OZ and following a simple two-step initial login process. Mobile Email service is available on mass market devices.
Currently, Mobile Email is available for many of the most popular Motorola devices-the V180, V220, V400, V551 and RAZR V3.
With Mobile IM, Cingular customers now have simultaneous access to three major IM communities -- AOL's AIM service, Yahoo!(R) Messenger and MSN Messenger. Mobile IM features a tabbed interface with one-click switching between all three IM communities. Developed with Comverse and Thumbspeed, Cingular's enhanced downloadable Mobile IM service delivers a full-color, graphical interface that allows customers to send and receive instant messages, as well as check the availability of friends and family
Cingular is launching its Mobile IM service with a special promotion that will award a $10,000 grand prize to one lucky winner. Customers can enter the "IM Download & Win Promotion" simply by downloading the instant messenger application from the MEdia Net menu on compatible handsets. Upon completion of download, they will receive one entry into the promotion. Every instant message they send or receive during the promotion using their Cingular phone will give them another entry into the sweepstakes. The promotion, which began Oct. 17, will run though December 31, 2005.
The Mobile IM service is currently available for Nokia (6230, 6620), Motorola (V180, V220, V400, V551, RAZR V3) and Sony Ericsson (Z500 and S710a) handsets.