Aangel 'Cracks' Blackberry, iPhone next
Press Release - 23 September 2008
Aangel Processing Ltd
Aangel 'Cracks' Blackberry, iPhone next.
Aangel today announced that, in a world first, the company has added full functionality for its service to the Blackberry range of handsets. This brings the range of 'Aangel supported'devices up to over 150.
"The Blackberry development is very significant for us" says Will Cass, CEO of Aangel. "Until now, only the Enterprise users of Blackberry have had the benefit of the full Aangel experience. Now appointments and contacts are available to all Blackberry users, regardless of what set up they have."
With the tag line 'Clear Your Mind', Aangel is a popular service. Aangel enables users to quickly create appointments, notes and contacts by making a call to 808. At the Aangel prompt, users simply record their appointment or reminder. The recording is transcribed by Aangel and sent back to the users email, where it can be added into their Outlook or Gmail, and to their handset, meaning the calendar and address book is updated on that also.
Blackberry is an extremely popular business handset Cass says. Currently One in Three Aangel sign-ups are Blackberry devices, so making the Aangel experience a simple and seamless process for all Blackberry users was a high priority for the company. Now Blackberry-Aangel users do not need to worry about synchronising their device. Users can simply add their appointment or contact to their device and their desk top with one quick call.
The iPhone is next, says Cass, although that is a tougher one to crack. Cass says the operating system on the Apple device makes it a challenge to create full Aangel integration. "But we love challenges" he adds.
Cass says the company will also have an exciting announcement for business travelers in the very near future.
Aangel Messaging was started in New Zealand and now has several thousand subscribers around the country. The service costs $10 per month and is available at www.aangel.co.nz to Vodafone on account customers.