ThinPrint has introduced a hosted service that can push e-mail to Windows Mobile 5.0 device users who may work at companies with old versions of Microsoft Exchange. The service, launched at Cebit, combines push e-mail with document viewing and printing capabilities.
Windows Mobile 5.0 supports push e-mail, but only from Microsoft Exchange 2003 servers with SP2. ThinPrint's Cortado push e-mail service delivers e-mail from previous versions of Exchange to Windows Mobile 5.0 devices as well as to Nokia Eseries phones, ThinPrint said.
Included in the package is Content Beamer, a ThinPrint offering that lets users view and print attachments without having to download them first. Users can send documents from their e-mail box on their mobile device to a printer via Bluetooth or through a corporate network without downloading them. The capability helps users save on wireless data transfer fees and can be useful in printing large documents that might not be downloadable onto mobile devices with limited storage space, said Carsten Mickeleit, managing director at ThinPrint.
ThinPrint expects Cortado to be attractive to professionals who might work for small companies, or for individual users at enterprises.
"It's for an individual in a corporation that likes to have push e-mail but IT doesn't provide it," said Mickeleit.