Nokia’s Ovi Mail at one million accounts

Nokia service making waves in first six months

August 13, 2009

Nokia service making waves in first six months

With over one million accounts activated in six months, Ovi Mail is establishing itself as a notable email account service.

Specifically designed for on device set-up, users can get their first email address and create and manage their accounts without the use of a PC.

“More than just reaching a company milestone, this proves to us that there is a real appetite in the developing world for these types of tailored services,” said Tom Furlong, head of Consumer Messaging at Nokia. “For first-time email users, Ovi Mail provides a digital identity and we are thrilled by its rapidly rising adoption rate.”

The inspiration for Ovi Mail came from the need for users in developing countries, without access to a PC, to access email. The top five countries for Ovi Mail subscribers are India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2008, Ovi Mail is available in more than 180 countries and supports 20 languages.

Ovi Mail is free to set-up straight out of the box and includes spam filters. It is also accessible from a broad range of Nokia devices with the Nokia 2330 classic, Nokia 2630 and Nokia 5310 XpressMusic being some of the most popular devices used.