Canada-based mobile solutions provider Consilient’s `push email’ service promises to do for all java-enabled mobile phones with GPRS access what hitherto has been an unique service enjoyed by expensive smart phones. It recently released a free version of the application for Indian mobile phone users. The mobile client can be downloaded after registering the mobile phone number at

Push email client provides an “always-on” email capability to the mobile, wherein the Consilient server actively `pushes’ the emails arriving in the email inbox on to the resident client in the handset of the user. The service offers multi-account access, including popular email services of Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL and Gmail. It could also be configured for local email clients POP3 and IMAP4.

The service needs a data network to run on. Bharti Airtel, Reliance India Mobile, BSNL, Hutch, IDEA and Tata Mobile offer access to the Internet through GPRS and can be used for downloading and using the Consilient Push Mail services.

In a tele-conference from Singapore, where the company has a regional office, a Consilient spokesperson said the service could be operated from almost all the GPRS-enabled handsets. Since the Consilient server would act as a relay service, the subscribers need not worry about the safety of their emails or passwords.

In a press release, Consilient CEO Trevor Adey said they were excited to enter the Indian market, one of the fastest growing mobile phone markets. “People can now run mobile email for up to five accounts on their everyday mobile phones. This gives them a fresh, free alternative for mobile messaging,” he added.

Consilient would be wrapping the emails with advertisements. That would be its revenue model. Source: TheHindu