Microsoft Office Mobile Now Available on Symbian

Last year we saw the fruit of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership in the form of the beautiful Lumia Windows Phones, and it is obvious that the collaboration will bring more new Windows Phone products in the future. But Nokia hasn’t forgotten Symbian. Today the Finnish company announced the availability of a full suite of Microsoft Office apps for their Symbian line of phones.

The first batch of Office apps were released in February this year which consisted of OneNote, Lync 2010, Document Connection and PowerPoint Broadcast. The rest of the apps to join today are Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile. The update is limited to Symbian Belle devices namely, Nokia 701, Nokia 700, Nokia 603, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia Oro, or Nokia C6-01. Owners of Nokia N8, Nokia E6 or Nokia 500 will have to wait just a little longer. The Nokia 808 PureView will also come with all these apps when it begins selling.


Office Mobile apps gives you quick access to your documents so that you can get more done while on the go, or when you’re not using your laptop. And because these apps were created by Microsoft, the functionalities are as close as possible – if not the same – to the Microsoft Office apps on your PC.

If you’re a Word user, you’ll appreciate the fact that with Word mobile, you can save or send documents while preserving tables, SmartArt and charts, or the pinch/zoom functionality to easily view and edit documents. PowerPoint mobile will play nice to presentations without losing formatting and and with Excel mobile, you can insert formulae and view rich data and charts from anywhere.

You can get Microsoft Office Mobile using the Nokia Software Update tool on your smartphone, or connecting your phone to the Nokia Suite on your PC. Office Mobile apps will also be available from the Nokia Store in just a few weeks.

[via The Verge]

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