Nokia Email has come a long way now and this is the right time to review it. It has matured and now being offered as a value added service with some of the Nokia business phones. Nokia has even started advertising it as a free service with some of the E-series phones. Yes, Nokia Email is a paid service but you get a trial subscription of one month when you create your first account with Nokia Email. Unfortunately, Nokia X6 falls under the trial subscription too. This information is ambiguous in the sense that when you read the application disclaimer at the time of installation, it says “The purchase of your Nokia phone includes a subscription to Nokia Messaging”. However, when i access Nokia Email using my PC, my subscription says Trial. So may be it is free for Nokia X6 once i complete 30 days.Also, in the worst case, it is possible to get a trial subscription unlimited number of times as long as you can change your mobile phone number every month. In India, this is very much possible with free Sim cards being provided by every operator to compete in the ever increasing mobile market.
Talking about the amazing features of Nokia Email, you get a free PUSH Email service. You can configure 10 email accounts with Nokia Email and avail the PUSH Service. The email accounts pre-configured include some of the major services like, Ovi Email, Yahoo, Gmail, Windows Live, other POP3/IMAP enabled accounts. Editions released in India include pre-configured local email services like Rediffmail, Indiatimes, Sify and Net4India. I wished if Mail for Exchange was included in the same application, one could then have a one stop email solution. You can view your emails in HTML view which is really important in few cases when you have the main content in the form of an HTML and a mobile optimized view fails to generate the entire content. You get an option to setup your email account as a PUSH service or a manual Sync account. When you setup the email account as a manual sync it appears as a normal mail box in the Messaging Menu of the phone and you can connect and sync it whenever you want.
One of the drawbacks that i found with the application is its inability to avoid connecting to available data network even when you choose not to Sync (PUSH Email). My phone kept connecting to my WiFi network and this was pretty frustrating as i tried every option to avoid this. If you know a way to do this, please share. Further talking about the interface of the application, it is simply awesome. You can customize it as per your convenience. Also, Nokia Messaging or Nokia Email refer to the same application, in case you are confused. To download the application, simply point your phone’s browser to “http://messaging.nokia.com“.