We have always known that the Nokia Asha Touch smartphones are great for being social, playing games and accessing the Internet.
Now, the arrival of Mail for Exchange for the Nokia Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 310 and Asha 311 makes them great devices for work too.
You can download Mail for Exchange (free) from the Nokia Store and this app will sync your work emails, calendar and contacts directly to your Asha.
The application uses Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync® protocol, which allows push email, calendar and contact data synchronisation between compatible office email servers and your Nokia Asha phone.
While all that sounds highly technical, the important thing to know is that you’ll now have a truly mobile work device that will enable you to keep in touch with your office at all times.
Excel and Word documents
As well as providing email and calendar services for businesses and organisations all over the world, you can also have access to Microsoft’s Office suite of work tools. Or something like it, at least.
There are a couple of apps in the Nokia Store that allow you to view and edit Word documents and Excel spread sheets on your Asha Touch.
Editori Text is a free download that gives you a fully featured Word experience on your Asha.
As well as viewing and editing Word documents, there’s also a range of formatting options, such as italics, bold and colours, it recognises URLs and you can also view embedded pictures and tables.
Editori Sheet offers a similar functionality for Excel spread sheets. You can edit the text within each cell; view the sheet in small, medium or large and save the documents directly to your Asha’s memory card.
Mail for Exchange and these two Office-related apps for your Nokia Asha enable you to take your office wherever you go. Don’t work too hard!
IT managers who want to set up Mail for Exchange for employees on Asha smartphones may like to check out this this in-depth guide. And here’s a quick-start guide for users.