First look at Nokia Email on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic device
I’ve been using and thoroughly enjoying the Nokia Email client on my Nokia E71, especially when compared to the rather lame standard Nokia Messaging application that is included on S60 devices. I LOVE the new Nokia Messaging 2.0 application on the Nokia E75, but that isn’t yet available for any other S60 device. I am really enjoying my Nokia 5800, but the lack of a good email client has been holding me back a bit and I have been making due with the Java-based Gmail application. All of that changed last night when I received an email from the Nokia Messaging team about an offer to test out Nokia Email on the 5800 and I jumped at the chance. It is still in alpha mode, but so far it is running quite well.
I took a short video walking through the new email client/service and also have several screenshots from my 5800 below.
As you can see, all the great UI elements seen before on S60 3rd Edition devices are present here in this version. There are some nice features optimized for the touchscreen too, including a button for attachments, button for sending priority, button for flags, button for replying or forwarding, and cool Groups email support.
Tapping and holding menus are also present in the application. If you tap and hold on an email in the Inbox then you see a menu with options to Delete, Reply, Reply all, Forward, Mark unread, Flag, and Move. You can tap a button in the upper right to sort your Inbox by Subject, Date, Sender, Flag, Priority, Unread, and Attachment. Tapping and holding on an email address gives you options for Send e-mail, Call, Add to contacts, Copy to clipboard, and View details.
All of these options and features really make email a pleasure again on the Nokia 5800 and I am quite pleased so far.