Nokia and Microsoft have joined hands to offer mobile users with more mobile productivity solutions. The two companies have formed a business alliance with a view to roll out Microsoft’s Office applications on Nokia smartphones. This deal should excite dedicated Nokia users.
The two companies have formed an alliance to design, develop and market mobile productivity solutions. With today’s mobile phone industry getting so competitive Nokia hopes to deliver the best to maintain its position. Staying ahead in the race is what supposedly, both companies are aiming at.
“With more than 200 million smartphone customers globally, Nokia is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and a natural partner for us,” commented Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop. “Today’s announcement will enable us to expand Microsoft Office Mobile to Nokia smartphone owners worldwide and allow them to collaborate on Office documents from anywhere, as part of our strategy to provide the best productivity experience across the PC, phone and browser.”
“If you are going to provide a seamless and integrated productivity experience on a mobile device, Microsoft is an ideal partner,” shared Nokia Executive Vice President Kai Oistamo. “Together with Microsoft, we will develop new and innovative user experiences for employees of small and large businesses alike, ensuring Nokia’s smartphones are an integral part of the office and home-office environment, and addressing the significant opportunity in mobile enterprise productivity.”
This collaboration will result in the Micorsoft’s popular Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and messaging being used in Nokia smartphones. With these applications users can create, edit and transfer official documents, spreadsheets and presentations using their phones.
The Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile offers features like instant messaging and presence, optimized conferencing and collaboration experience. Also, with the Microsoft SharePoint Server access to intranet and extranet portals can be attained. Finally, with Microsoft System Center enterprise device management is obtainable.
The companies intend to provide Microsoft Office applications on Nokia phones sometime next year.