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Squawk Box August 12 – Guest Andrew Mahon

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This morning’s guest was Andrew Mahon of Nokia, who was here to chat with us about Nokia Email.  You may be wondering, as I was, why Nokia is getting into the email game.  Rest assured, you’re not getting another email inbox.  What Nokia has done is to “mobilize” your existing mailbox.  Nokia Email is a service that integrates tightly with your existing mailbox (POP and IMAP supported) and then “pushes” updates from those mailboxes to your supported Nokia handset. So far as I’m concerned, it’s Nokia’s answer to Blackberry’s push services and Apple’s planned push services, although you won’t hear Andrew say that on the call.

The service is in beta today.  Andrew was kind enough to give us the broad strokes of what the service is, to talk about the relationships Nokia will cultivate with carriers, and also to answer some fairly specific technical questions from some of the folks on the line.

On the Calliflower conference call this morning: Kendra Petrone, Andrew Mahon, Adam Somer, Jonathan Jensen, Kevin Restivo, Jim Courtney, Jeb Brilliant, and Bill Volk.

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