Intermedia Supporting Cloud E-Mail on Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, possibly the most buzzed-about gadget this holiday season, is obviously a consumer-focused offering. But much like the Apple iPad before it, that doesn’t mean in this bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world it has no enterprise game. Proof: Hosted Microsoft Exchange messaging provider Intermedia has announced support for the Kindle Fire.
It’s small wonder. And with this announcement, Intermedia simultaneously announced its new tablet activation statistics, as per the press release:
- Tablet activations increased105 percent in Q3 2011 over Q1 2011.
- From January 2011 to October 2011 new tablet activations increased 170 percent.
- In October, new tablet adoptions outnumbered Windows, BlackBerry, Palm and other smartphone adoptions – tablets were second only to new iPhone adoptions.
So of course Intermedia would want to take advantage of the rising tablet trend in any way it can. That goes double when the SMB market, long a major focus of Intermedia and its partners, are the ones most likely to let an employee use an outside device — and thus the ones most likely to benefit from their e-mail on a tablet. It’s potentially a good thing: it lets Intermedia unequivocally say “yes” to customers when they ask about getting their Christmas gift online.
On a related note, I have an Amazon Kindle Fire arriving in the mail this week: I’ll be sure to loop back around with my impressions, so keep watching TalkinCloud.