Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Nokia Corporation on Monday launched its flagship range of business optimised `Eseries' devices in India in a bid to drive the adoption of business mobility among Indian enterprises.

The newly introduced `Eseries' devices include the Nokia E50, Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 that will help businesses mobilise their workforce, while optimising productivity.

Nokia Enterprise Solutions will support this launch by rolling out a series of market creation initiatives such as expanding geographic outreach, organising road shows and seminars.

"Enterprises are waking up to a new order where workforces are getting increasingly mobile and there is a definite need to ensure their productivity, even when they operate from remote locations.

These business scenarios mandate higher adoption of core functionalities such as secure e-mail access, advanced voice features, access to the intranet and mobilised applications such as field and sales force automation,'' G. K. Chakrapani, Country General Manager, Nokia Enterprise Solutions, told reporters here.

Targets business users

Nokia Eseries has been designed keeping in mind the pervasive need of business users to stay connected anytime, anywhere.

The devices offer secure mobile access and advanced voice and data functionalities and combine productive features of e-mail, connectivity options and superior voice quality with attractive, easy to use designs. All the devices have a distinct form factor ranging from full messaging keyboard (E70) to a four-way joystick (E61), to give enterprises a variety of devices to select from.

The newly launched `Eseries' devices are the first mobile handsets in the industry to support remote device management based on OMA DM (standard made by Open Mobile Alliance), thereby providing IT managers a powerful tool to remotely configure, control and protect corporate data on the handheld devices through remote device access, application management and customisation.