Nokia rolls out Microsoft Apps for Symbian Belle

Prior to Nokia Belle update Nokia had announced that it’ll provide Microsoft productivity apps dubbed as ‘Microsoft Apps’ to once Nokia Belle rolls out. Now the time has finally come for it. Few days back Nokia made available Nokia Belle update to all devices and starting from this week it’ll also roll out Microsoft apps to Symbian Belle devices.

With this update for the first time Microsoft producitivity apps will be available for the platform other Microsoft’s own. These apps will be made available in two phases. In this first update Microsoft Lync, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Document Connection and Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast will be provided to Nokia Belle users.

David Mason, who heads the product marketing team for Business Mobility, had this to say:

“The idea of IT consumerisation is no longer just an idea – it’s real and happening everywhere around us. People are making their own choices when it comes to deciding which smartphone they want to carry – at home and at work. And there’s really no need for a separate phone just to check your work email. With all the right security policies, great devices and the right apps – especially when they were developed and tested by Microsoft – both you and your IT manager can stay happy.”

Here’s what’s included in the first instalment:

Microsoft® OneNote™ enables you to create rich text notebooks using words and images. These notebooks are automatically synced with SkyDrive, so you’ll never lose an important note again, and you can access them from all your Windows-enabled devices.

Microsoft® Document Connection provides a single view to all documents in your device, attached in your emails and in SharePoint. See all your important documents in one glimpse and filter them by person, time and document type to find the one you are looking for.

Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Mobile gives you the ability chat with your colleagues using IM. Want to chat with the whole team? The multi-party chat is perfect for the job. Always keep the team up-to-date with your presence (online, offline, busy, and so on).

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Broadcast lets you share your PowerPoint presentations from your PC via your phone. You can also combine these with Lync audio messages, too.

In the second installment which will be available in coming months, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel will be provided as native apps for Nokia Belle.

The aforementioned update will be available to the following devices running on Nokia Belle,

Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7, Nokia Oro, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 603 right away, and later for Nokia N8, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500.

This update will be provided via the software update app on the phone.

Source: Nokia Conversations