The Nokia E7 business smartphone is now available on the Vodacom Network
JOHANNESBURG, 31 MARCH 2011 - Vodacom customers can now purchase the highly anticipated business smartphone, Nokia E7. This will see Vodacom customers become proud owners of the all-in-one business smartphone which supports business applications from the world's leading software manufacturer, Microsoft.
Dubbed as the ultimate business smartphone, the Nokia E7 provides direct, secure and real-time access to e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks; it also provides access to the corporate directory and corporate instant messaging services through Mail for Exchange, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Quick Office. These features will ensure that customers stay connected to the office whilst on the go.
"Our focus is to use mobile telephony to help improve the lives of our customers. So we're very excited that Nokia has developed this compelling smartphone which was specifically designed to enhance our customer's communication needs," said Portia Maurice, Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs.
The all-in-one device comes equipped with free worldwide satellite car and walk navigation from Ovi Maps in 80 countries, including South Africa. It also has built in premium guides for tips on travel, restaurants, weather and hotels. Vodacom customers will also be able to access their Vodamail account directly from the Nokia E7, simply by clicking on the Vodamail icon on the home screen.
The Nokia E7 retails at approximately R6 999.00 on a prepaid plan and is available from R249 per month on a contract package. The device is now available from participating Vodashops and selected Vodacom outlets.
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