Microsoft Apps for Symbian get announced, we rub our eyes

08 September, 2011
Microsoft's productivity apps will become native for Symbian. We wonder if more are on the way.

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  • Ruwin

Faizan, 09 Sep 2011Everyone that says that android is going to fade away needs to s... moreI agree! A rational person! Wohooo!
Now, i have bees using ALL the OS out there, and i must say, this is a very smart move that comes from Microsoft. Android apps are available now for Blackberry, and that might improve the lifespan of Blackberry phones on market. If Microsoft decides to share all the apps for WP7 with Symbian, maybe this Nokia-Microsoft partnership is not just a nice dream. Though, we gotta think, even if Nokia is a giant, it will be hard to develop two main OSes, so one of them (symbian) will be left behind at some point.

  • Dude

Telecom analyst, 09 Sep 2011to good to be true all the news that just spitting out from Noki... moreIts a great combo of Nokia and Microsoft. Microsoft produce the OS, and Nokia produce the hardware and design and customize the OS a bit. Now we can expect a true smartphone dominate the market soon. Both brand with their originality and uniqueness.

  • intel core

It's good to see Nokia started a partnership with Microsoft, it will be more easy to connect a Nokia phone to a Windows PC and even without any additional software.....

  • Faizan

Everyone that says that android is going to fade away needs to snap back to reality... and before you call me an android fanboy, I should tell you that I am using a symbian phone... You all need to be factual here... If you are a regular visitor of GSMarena, you must have read all the independent market reports, which clearly show that Android is gaining market share at a mind boggling speed whereas Symbian is still loosing it! But saying that either Symbian or Android will die is just plain stupid; they are both being backed by giants here... IMHO the key reason for Nokia's downfall was that it let companies like Samsung and SE beat it in terms of innovation (this is before iOS or Android) and now it's a little too late... Symbian will obviously not die, but it's very difficult for it to gain the same market share that it once commanded... Nokia, though, will bounce back from this, even if it takes it 10 years to do so...

  • Fruitcake

Nokia as never been able to improve Symbian an as never really had any help to advance it further, but with deal for Windows with Microsoft they have someone at last to help them,an hope with Microsofts working with Symbian they will be able to make Windows phones abit like Symbian,Easy to Customize at thats one of the good points about symbian but Windows does not seem to be like that yet

  • antz

The true strength of android is that android apps are free and there are thousands of many free-lance android developers releasing new apps everday.

Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple are trying to use money power and file false suits to derail Android, which is a truly liberated democratic OS. If they succeed, then next the will force common people to pay up for each app.

Apple sueing Samsung and HTC is really bad on part of apple. Its like saying Apple has made car which has round wheels, so the cars of samsung and HTC cannot have round wheels.

  • AnonD-13626

AnonD-616, 09 Sep 2011great worked from microsoft and nokia . now day by day nokia sym... morejealous-sy is the biggest factor IMO!

  • kurotsuki

AnonD-7027, 09 Sep 2011nokia will really leave symbian in future.. they will invest on ... moreWell ... IMO, the android it self also use cartoonish approach on it's UI. If you develop any app on Android, you will get that image. So if Belle is looks like a toys, so does android.

  • AnonD-616

great worked microsoft and nokia . why some android fans hate nokia without any reason ?0 the not like when nokia joined windows phone 7 . the not like meego the not like symbian belle . nokia keep it up . now make one good applictions we need YOUTUBE applictions

  • AnonD-13626

ERIK, 09 Sep 2011nice team-up.. now i can get more softwares for my C7..Totally agree!!
Both provide the original concept and free from sue things! i would like to see more innovation from them.
And i'm glad that nokia never leave symbian! :)

  • AnonD-616

great worked from microsoft and nokia . now day by day nokia symbian become better than befor . why some people hate nokia ? without any reason the hate nokia symbian and nokia windows phone os ? nokia please symbian fans need youtube applictions like android devices applictions

  • Sergo

WOW, this is awesome. Who said that nokia is going to bankrupt and that symbian is dead? a? Who? This is great news.

  • AnonD-616

great worked from microsoft and nokia . now day by day nokia symbian become better than befor . why some people hate nokia ? without any reason the hate nokia symbian and nokia windows phone os ? nokia please symbian fans need youtube applictions like android devices applictions

  • AnonD-21403

can't wait to get symbian belle for my nokia c6-01

  • RF guru

Too little too late...

  • carlo

[deleted post]hey dude, you love nokia do you?
otherwise, you won't spend your time in this NOKIA FORUM..

  • Gestapo

[deleted post]LOL

Pretty nice to see all this scared google-paid spammers and even some journalists starting to be more open-eyed regarding the truth.
Göbbels blabla is coming to en end. Android has probably peaked allready. New situation in 2012...


  • Samanand

I can not be more happy.......first anna then belle then this news......its like surprise gifts coming your way....just sit back and enjoy.....

  • santhu

Dude, 09 Sep 2011Of course i have things to say. But i cant believe that there ar... moreGood say dude.... I am very much satisfied with my N8 and Sym Anna updates... Amazing with its complex symbian architecture it is giving wonderful UI... it is almost replacing 60% of my PC usage.