Cingular Wireless president and CEO Stanley T. Sigman announced that the company is launching an e-mail access services for non business users on personal email accounts from AOL, Yahoo, and MSN Hotmail. The new service, powered by OZ Communications Inc., is designed to look like the email portals but formated for limited screen sizes.

Until now, most private consumers who sought the pleasure and privilege of checking their mail while wading through a crowd had to make do with off-putting circumstances, such as a cumbersome patchwork of login processes and hideous electronic formatting, which rendered their mail virtually unreadable on the wee screens of most cell phones. All the while looking enviously at their corporate colleagues, who enjoyed snappy multimedia services through their addictive quasi-rectangular BlackBerry devices.

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