Microsoft Apps for Symbian get announced, we rub our eyes

08 September, 2011

When Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership a few months ago, most people back then all but left Symbian OS for dead. Since then, there have been a couple of major updates to the OS, and the news just keep pouring. Today, Nokia and Microsoft announced that the latest productivity apps from the software giant will gradually become available for Symbian Belle.

The apps will come to the OS in two stages. The first batch will become available in Q4 and will include Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile, Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast, Microsoft OneNote, and Microsoft Document Connection. More apps will come in 2012 with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint being part of the group. Regarding the latter, we must note that this is the first time they become officially available outside the Windows platform.

All the apps will be free for your Symbian Belle packing, Nokia device. Not too shabby for an OS which was widely considered as being on its way out.

Hit the source links below for the full PR from Nokia, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Reader comments

  • BOB

Hope we Microsoft Apps for Nokia E63 also. It would be wonderful

  • AnonD-18876

watch out nokia is back to sweep BB nd iphone out of nigeria nd d world. thnks nok

  • miscof

i think every manufacturer whether nokia or samsung or zte should focus more on hardwares, a platform that can boot whatever os that is available...

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