Nokia Australia today launched its new E75 handset, which is the first model to come with its new email service, Nokia Messaging and Mail, pre-installed.

The E75 has been designed specifically to support email and instant messaging, with a slide out QWERTY keypad. The Nokia Messaging and Mail service will allow both consumer and businesses access to their personal email accounts from providers such as Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and AOL, as well as company accounts.

In total the service will allow users to manage up to 10 email accounts on the single device.

According to Emile Baak, general manager Nokia Australia and New Zealand, Nokia has over 100 million devices ready for Nokia’s email and messaging service and the company wants to take advantage of this global reach.

“Nokia messaging is a key part of our strategy to take mobile email to the masses. Email on the go should not be a service that is available to the select few, but a way of communication that is accessible and affordable for all consumers,” he said.

Baak also emphasised the company’s strong focus on savings consumer’s money and offering an affordable email solution.

While individual consumers will have to pay a minimal fee for data usage, Baak commented that businesses will not have to pay any extra for the service, saving valuable dollars in the long run.

“With direct access to Microsoft exchange and IBM Lotus Notes on the Nokia E75, companies can potentially save up to a third of their operating costs as there’s no need for middleware or additional servers.”

Nokia has noticed a strong trend growing towards mobile email and are keen to be a part of this growing market.

“Email is an essential driver of efficiency and productivity and we want to take advantage of the growing trends in the market,” he said.

Whilst the E75 does not feature touch capabilities, the team at Nokia hinted that in the future there will be numerous new models in addition to the recently released flagship 5800 handset. Along with a greater range of “Comes with Music’ enabled devices in the not too distant future.

The E75 will be available in Australia from 6 May 2009 and will RRP for $979.