Worlds leading Mobile Phone maker Nokia and Microsoft join hands and launched the first application from their alliance around mobile productivity drubbed as “Microsoft Communicator Mobile” for Nokia devices.
This new unified communications client connects directly with a company’s communications systems to streamline mobile collaboration. Owners of a number of Symbian-based Nokia Eseries smartphones can download the English version today from Nokia’s Ovi Store, the easiest place to get content on their Nokia devices.
Microsoft Communicator Mobile Application enables people to see their colleagues’ availability and click to communicate with them using the best method, from instant messaging and e-mailing to texting and making a phone call. The names and statuses of colleagues are embedded directly into the devices contacts application, enabling people to update their own presence, start and join instant messaging sessions, and begin calls directly from the contact card.
The new application, available initially for Nokia E72 and Nokia E52, adds to the work Nokia is already doing in optimizing direct access to e-mail and other personal information with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The companies plan to deliver Communicator Mobile for Nokia pre-installed on select Nokia smartphones in the future and plan to support additional devices, including the recently announced Nokia E5.
Speaking on the launch Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia, Mr. Kirt Debique, General manager, Microsoft Office Communications Platform & Solutions Group, said “Our alliance with Nokia aims to bring the Microsoft Office productivity experience to the millions of people using Nokia smartphones around the world.” He also added “With the arrival of Communicator Mobile for Nokia today, we have a great start to fulfilling our joint vision.”
Ukko Lappalainen, vice president, Nokia stated “This application really provides a much more efficient way to work with others, as you can see if someone is busy or available and the best way to start a conversation with them. It also meets all of the requirements for the enterprise like cost-effective to implement, secure, familiar and reliable.”