Retailers pocket mobile messaging

Retailers pocket mobile messaging

Mobile messaging provider PocketMail Group Limited (PGL) made a major splash on Thursday announcing it has hooked up with no fewer than 13 major Australian retailers with more than 1400 outlets.

PocketMail is reported to have established retail arrangements for its handheld devices though Office Works, Strathfield Group, Betta Stores, Harvey Norman/Domayne, Retravision, Leading Edge, Dick Smith Electronics/Power House, Vox Group, Muirs/Good Buys, Myers, Mobiltronics, selected Telstra Shops and Napf Group.

David Marchant, CEO of PGL, said that it was leveraging the expertise of leading retailers in consumer electronics. "By leveraging that expertise, we are well-positioned to dominate affordable mobile messaging and information services in Australia," he claimed.

PocketMail is described as a mobile e-mail service that enables subscribers to send and receive e-mail, fast and reliably, from almost anywhere in the world using a PocketMail device. According to the company, it will be available from the retailers from March 6.

The PocketMail Backflip for Palm carries a $199 retail price, and the Oregon Scientific PM-32 will cost $249. The PocketMail service will be available from $15 a month.

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