Microsoft Office coming to Nokia smartphones

For better or for worse (or own Nokia Experts likely will be less than enthused), Microsoft and Nokia announced today that MSFT's Office Mobile suite is headed to the world's favorite Finnish smartphone maker and the Symbian platform.

Because we love bullet points, here's what's coming, in bullet points:

  • The ability to view, edit, create and share Office documents on more devices in more places with mobile-optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft OneNote.
  • Enterprise instant messaging and presence, and optimized conferencing and collaboration experience with Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile
  • Mobile access to intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint Server.
  • Enterprise device management with Microsoft System Center.

That's stuff that we've enjoyed on Windows Mobile, of course, forever. And it's a no-brainer for Microsoft to go this route. Nokia has 45 percent of the world's smartphone marketshare.

Full presser here, and video of the announcement after the break.

Phil Nickinson

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