Nokia’s Symbian-based smartphones are poised to get a new unified communications client courtesy of Microsoft, which this week said it was working with the Finnish mobile phone giant to port over its Office Communicator Mobile software.
It’s the first step in a wider effort announced last year that will see Microsoft bringing more of its Office suite of productivity software as well as apps like SharePoint to Nokia’s platform. While the Office Communicator Mobile is just the first step in porting Office to Symbian, it’s a key one, company officials said. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
After years of bad blood between them, Microsoft and Nokia are collaborating to make the software giant’s Office Communicator Mobile available on Nokia’s Symbian-based smartphones.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), this week, made its unified communications client, Office Communicator Mobile, available on two of Nokia’s Eseries devices — the E72 and E52 — with support for more devices on the way, according to a joint statement from the two companies.