Yesterday Sprint announced business email access for non-PDA phones. Essentially this means that you can connect to your workplace email from a handful of non-smartphones, so long as your work runs Microsoft Exchange Server or IBM Lotus Notes. The new service debuted today on the Samsung Instinct (you've heard of that one, right?) and will be rolling out in the coming weeks on 11 more, including the Rumor by LG; Katana and Katana II by Sanyo; and the Motorola RAZR, RAZR 2 and KRZR.
Could you tell I cribbed some of that paragraph from the press release? It's Friday - I'm feeling lazy. Basically this should add welcomed functionality for folks who don't really want or need a smartphone but have to keep tabs on that work account. So, you know, if you're the type who likes to spend Wednesday mornings at the beach with your KRZR instead of at the office with your Treo, this is for you. Actually, now that I think about it, this makes the Rumor a powerhouse of a cheap little handset so long as you don't need full Web access or mind the small display.
The service will be included in Sprint's Everything plans, and also be available as a $9.99/mo add-on to other plans. Sprint also offers Mobile Email for non-workplace accounts, don't worry. Want to learn more? Click right here,