image_48In a press release earlier this week, SEVEN announced the availability of its award-winning mobile messaging solution for the Android platform. SEVEN specialise in mobile email and messaging software, and claim that their software is the first Android solution to address both personal and business mobile email–along with calendars and contacts–on “one intuitive and integrated client interface”. This software is available straight away for both carriers and device manufacturers who want to ship Android with an embedded mobile email solution.

The features offered by SEVEN on the Android platform are similar to those offered on the other operating systems. End users can expect to experience easy activation whereby they only have to enter their username and password to get going with SEVEN. For business users, SEVEN offers seamless access to both IBM’s Lotus Domino corporate email and Microsoft Exchange. For the regular day-to-day user, there is the ability to access multiple email accounts from popular providers such as AOL, Hotmail and Gmail. Wrapping up the feature list, SEVEN also supports the ability to add, edit and delete calendar entries (including Microsoft Exchange) as well as manage contacts stored on the device and on the corporate servers.

“We are experiencing strong demand from both carriers and device manufacturer partners for Android solutions,” said David Ratner, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Delivery. “We see tremendous opportunity to improve on what is currently available and provide richer, more functional Android devices to end-users around the world. Support of Android is a natural evolution of our strategy to enable mobile network operators, service providers and handset makers to offer a superior messaging experience across a wide range of mobile devices.”

Starting in Q2, users with compatible phones will be able to download the Android Mobile email client from the SEVEN community site at or directly from the Android market.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.