Microsoft and Nokia sign Office mobile deal

As predicted, yesterday, Microsoft has, in fact, signed a far reaching deal with Nokia to place its Office suite of software programs onto Nokia's Symbian-based mobile phones.


Speaking about the deal, Nokia's Executive Vice President for Devices, Kai Öistämö, said that, "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."


Office Mobile includes the highly rated selection of programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All will be first available for the Nokia Eseries handsets during early 2010. Other, Symbian S60 smartphones will receive the Office suite later.


Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop added, "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."


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