Nokia’s Ovi Mail service now boasts over one million customers across the globe, it has been announced.
Launched in December 2008, the service, which aims to bring email to people who do not have access to a computer, reached the landmark in just over a year and a half.
Demand was especially strong in developing nations, with the top five countries for take up consisting of India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and South Africa.
Tom Furlong, head of consumer messaging at Nokia, said: "More than just reaching a company milestone, this proves to us that there is a real appetite in the developing world for these types of tailored services.
"For first-time email users, Ovi Mail provides a digital identity and we are thrilled by its rapidly rising adoption rate."
The Ovi Mail software features a spam filter and is compatible with all Nokia mobile phones in the Series 40 and S60 ranges.
Meanwhile, Nokia’s flagship model for 2009 the Nokia N97 is equipped with a push e-mail function that directs messages straight to the phone and eliminates the need to pull them down from a server.