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Data Infosys offers 'BharatBerry' service to Nokia

Data Infosys on Thursday said it would offer BharatBerry service, which the company had claimed provided alternative to the controversial BlackBerry services, to Nokia handsets.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2010 19:21 IST

Data Infosys on Thursday said it would offer BharatBerry service, which the company had claimed provided alternative to the controversial BlackBerry services, to Nokia handsets.

BlackBerry services have run into rough weather with the government over interception of its data.

".... we are offering the software for Nokia handsets also, which offers more advanced push mail with over the air (OVA) backup of contacts, task, calendar and notes. It also provides sync to outlook," Ajay Data, CEO of the company, said.

The issue that the online usage of BlackBerry phones could be monitored by the government would be fully-solved with our service 'Bharat Berry', a country-made compliant product designed keeping in consideration with all necessary Indian laws and works with all BlackBerry and other phones the company had claimed.

"The service is free up to February 2011, and after that, the users will be charged Rs 100 per month. While to ensure just synchronisation of calendar and contacts, the user will have to pay just half of that (Rs 50)," he said.

"In our quest to bring down the cost of accessing emails and offering security to PIM (Personal Information Manager) data and making it available to every class of society who needs email, we will be now making available the BharatBerry software available for Nokia handsets (Symbian S60 3rd edition)," he added.

The service on BlackBerry or Nokia handsets ensures that the user remain connected to email, calendar and contacts through the servers hosted in India," Data said.

The BharatBerry service was launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot last month.

At present, the software is targetted on Nokia and Blackberry handsets and by next month, it would be supporting all major mobile handsets based on Android, Windows mobile and J2ME, which will cover all major handset companies, Data claimed.