Microsoft and Nokia announce close cooperation, Office Mobile comes to Nokia smartphones

12 August, 2009
This rumor has been circulating around for a while but now it is as official as it gets: Microsoft Office Mobile is coming to Nokia smartphones as a direct result of the newly announced collaboration between the two giants...

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  • therock
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  • 14 Aug 2009

Win7RTM, 14 Aug 2009I don't have a problem with iPhone either (I own one, lol).... more*nokia smartphones, especially the n-series

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    • therock
    • k7t
    • 14 Aug 2009

    Win7RTM, 14 Aug 2009I don't have a problem with iPhone either (I own one, lol).... morealso i just prefer nokia's smartphones (due to no contract with the service provider because they are mostly unlocked.)

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      • therock
      • k7t
      • 14 Aug 2009

      Win7RTM, 14 Aug 2009I don't have a problem with iPhone either (I own one, lol).... morei agree with you. There is no best phone. Each phone is unique. It is a matter of a preference (base on your needs) which i have stated in the apple forum many times towards the iphone fanatics.

      i like solid smartphones that have great cameras with a xenon or a bright powerful led flash for quick snapshots at parties or any gatherings, and also to have a camera with me all the time. i dont like having a separate camera when out in public or gatherings or parties.

      thats why i dont own an iphone anymore mainly because of the camera

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        • Anonymous
        • vaf
        • 14 Aug 2009

        iPhone, Palm Pre, S60 phone's even the Android phones and google chrome all have one thing in common.

        Browsers based on WebKit, open source developed by Apple.

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          • Win7RTM
          • q22
          • 14 Aug 2009

          therock, 14 Aug 2009symbian smartphones can also open multiple websites. i h... moreI don't have a problem with iPhone either (I own one, lol). I have a problem with people who think that the iPhone > everything. No phone deserves that title and ever will. Not Nokia, Palm, Apple, Samsung, none of them. fans who go to great lengths to make a dbag out of themselves embarrass the company, and the sane owners of their products -.-

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            • therock
            • k7t
            • 14 Aug 2009

            [deleted post]symbian smartphones can also open multiple websites.

            i have owned and used an iphone. not my cup of tea. nokia for me such as my n95 and 5800.

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              • Win7RTM
              • q22
              • 14 Aug 2009

              [deleted post]and I was telling you that the Palm Pre can also do that. I shouldn't have been harsh, so that's my fault. Still, I think you should research the Palm Pre because the iPhone isn't the only one that can tab browse.

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                • Anonymous
                • vaf
                • 14 Aug 2009

                Anonymous, 14 Aug 2009so with those mulitple sites on your iphone, you can switch... moreYes, in the bottom right corner of the screen there's an icon showing the number of pages you have open, you just touch it and scroll to the screenshot of the one you want or tap new page to open another one.

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                  • n9k
                  • 14 Aug 2009

                  Anonymous, 14 Aug 2009Do the N770 / N900 u mentioned even have the basic "phone" ... moreThe 770, N800 & N810 don't have phone capabilities, N900 (Rover) does have.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • NBS
                    • 14 Aug 2009

                    [deleted post]so with those mulitple sites on your iphone, you can switch between them (similar to alt+tab)? not just hitting the back button?

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                      • Anonymous
                      • Er2
                      • 14 Aug 2009

                      Anonymous, 13 Aug 2009"It's also funny that Nokia only came up with a 3.5 display... moreDo the N770 / N900 u mentioned even have the basic "phone" capability?

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                        • Win7RTM
                        • q22
                        • 14 Aug 2009

                        Rip, 14 Aug 2009Yeah... but wouldn't it be possible in the future that part... moreIt would seem like a possibility, but definitely not a strong one, seeing as Symbian Foundation will refine it's OS and make it more user-freindly. Regardless if Windows Mobile 7 knocks 'em dead in 2010, I would sincerely frown on Nokia if they opted for a device using that platform. I believe that Nokia will be firm on just agreeing to Office Mobile.

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                          • n9k
                          • 14 Aug 2009

                          Rip, 14 Aug 2009Yeah... but wouldn't it be possible in the future that part... moreNot in the near future I guess

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                            • Anonymous
                            • ibb
                            • 14 Aug 2009

                            As for free texting, its not that Microsoft or Nokia doesn't want to come up with a free solution, but Service Providers don't want it in their phones. Text messaging is big business. 5 cents a text message, 100 million sent a year translates into 5 million dollars in revenue. Multiply that by 12 months, at 100 million texts a month that's 60 million in annual revenue. Now suppose a carrier has 5 million subscribers. Each sends an average 20 messages a day. That's 100 million a day and 3 billion a month. At 5 cents a message that's 150 million dollars in revenue a month. RIM on the other hand doesn't run into the carrier problems Microsoft and Nokia does.

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                              • Rip
                              • G2G
                              • 14 Aug 2009

                              oho, 13 Aug 2009NOKIA isn't making a device running WinMo .. please guys ge... moreYeah... but wouldn't it be possible in the future that part of that alliance would include launching Nokia/winmo powered devices??? You know Microsoft... its all or nothing type of game with them...

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                                • Anonymous
                                • ibb
                                • 14 Aug 2009

                                Just read the book "Burning the Ships" if anyone wants to know why Microsoft is putting Office in a competitor platform. Also what better way to defend against Quick Office and Google Docs then putting Office in corporate mobile devices. IPhone and Android are not yet the top tier corporate devices but they are getting there. So it makes sense for 2 top players in the corporate segment to work together and hold off Apple and Google. After all Nokia and Microsoft are the 'seniors' of the industry while Apple and Google are the 'juniors'. I think this collabaration was just waiting to happen. But just pick up the book 'Burning the Ships'. Forget about the first half of the book. Its the 2nd half which puts into context their new strategy.

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                                  • Watchman
                                  • j09
                                  • 13 Aug 2009

                                  At present I have the N958G and love it. But if the texting thing or messenger service can be provided by Nokia....... I will buy a N97 yesterday. I am a Nokia guy all the way, but do admire some of the new features other brands have. C'mon Microsoft/Nokia let's blow RIM out the ballpark.

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                                    • Watchman
                                    • j09
                                    • 13 Aug 2009

                                    It sure would be nice if the Nokia/Microsoft partnership could bring out software that will enable free texting (like RIM), between Nokia handsets. RIM only has market share due to this factor.

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                                      • n9k
                                      • 13 Aug 2009

                                      Win7RTM, 13 Aug 2009Yeah I kinda need to have this question answered. Is any... moreUnfortunately .. yes, it is!!

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                                        • sdeezy
                                        • NBS
                                        • 13 Aug 2009

                                        oho, 13 Aug 2009NOKIA isn't making a device running WinMo .. please guys ge... moreyeah, i just read and realized that. keen perception