Nokia has announced that its Symbian Belle smartphones would receive a software update that brings “a suite of Microsoft productivity applications” known as Microsoft Apps.
The applications will include Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile, Microsoft Document Connection, and Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast. They will be rolled-out to Symbian Belle smartphones (Nokia 600, Nokia 700, Nokia 701), as well to Symbian Anna smartphones that are about to be upgraded to Belle (N8, C7, E7, C6-01, E6 and X7).
According to Nokia, the update which brings Microsoft Apps will be offered starting late Q4 2011 – by that time, the Finnish company should also launch its first Windows Phone Mango handset(s).
Another update, apparently scheduled for 2012, “will introduce Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as native applications for the first time outside the Windows platform.”
Via Press release
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