Momail is a Swedish startup, founded in 2006, offering a free and global e-mail service for mobile devices.
The company has proprietary technology for optimizing emails and minimizes bandwidth usage for all mobiles. In addition, documents and pictures are scaled, rotated and converted in real-time. Momail promises to provide consumers with the “fastest, smartest and most cost-effective mobile email solution on the market”. Momail’s user base has been growing fast, and the company has been able to launch the service so far the Momail service is available in 14 countries and in eight different languages, while another 20 countries are in beta. The company also won Red Herring 100 Europe 2008 Award in the spring.
The Momail’s mobile solution is based purely on the mobile handsets’ own email clients — Momail just sends the correct settings to the phone over-the-air. Starting to use the service is a breeze, taking just a couple of minutes. While the default mobile email client in the phone may not be a fancy one, at least almost all of the phones launched in the recent years have one, which means Momail is able to support all of them (they claim to support over 1100 models). The technologically more advanced ones may prefer using e.g. Gmail mobile web browser service, but this kind of simple email might be a killer one in the developing countries, where people may not even have email account beforehand. Or if you just want email to your phone now, without knowing or bothering for much more.
Momail announced last week that ex-Microsoft executive Kenneth Lundin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, while Founder and CEO Roger Grönberg will focus on product and tier one partner development as Chief Software Architect and technology champion.