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Microsoft applications coming to Symbian

Following the Nokia — Microsoft partnership, Nokia has for the first time officially commented about adding Microsoft productivity applications to Symbian devices.

Following its partnership with Microsoft, Nokia has now announced that its Symbian devices will soon feature the hugely popular productivity tools of Microsoft.

These updates, which will be called as Microsoft Apps, will be available for all Symbian Belle devices including those which are upgraded from Symbian Anna. This will be the first time ever that the Microsoft collaboration and productivity applications would feature on Symbian powered devices.

The update, aiming at increasing productivity of Symbian powered mobile devices, is likely to be rolled out towards the end of this year.

Microsoft is offering a wide gamut of useful services for the users that include Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile &#151 For IM, audio and web meetings on-the-go; Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast &#151 for quick broadcast of presentations directly from PC to mobile; Microsoft OneNote &#151 for note taking with images while saving data on Microsoft SkyDrive; and Microsoft Document Connection &#151 for viewing documents stored on mobile, including email attachments as well as documents on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 sites.

This announcement also further strengthens Nokia’s earlier commitment that it will support the Symbian platform till 2016.

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