Microsoft Office arrives on Symbian

Microsoft Office arrives on Symbian
Symbian might be a burning platform, but it’s burning for over a year now and to get itself warm while it transitions to Windows Phone, Nokia announced that it’s adding the full Microsoft Office Mobile app to its latest handsets. 

This includes Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile, all ready to take the load off of your computer and on your cell phone.

The applications will be available on the following handsets:

  • Nokia 701, 
  • Nokia 700, 
  • Nokia 603, 
  • Nokia E7, 
  • Nokia X7, 
  • Nokia C7, 
  • Nokia Oro, 
  • Nokia C6-01.

Nokia 808 PureView will also get it when it launches, while for the Nokia N8, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500 availability will be announed later.

Word Mobile is fully functional on Symbian devices and promises to render all your tables and other fancy formatting right, and of course it supports document editing. Excel and PowerPoint also bring plenty of features, including formula editing for Excel and presentation editing in PowerPoint.

The apps can be downloaded via the Nokia Software Update tool or through Nokia Suite after you connect the phone to your PC.

The applications join OneNote, Lync 2010, Document Connection and PowerPoint Broadcast, all of which were made available Nokia Symbian devices late last year.



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12 Comments

1. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

one day, nokia will take over microsoft's os as lone producer just like it did to symbian in previous decade..

2. azri05 unregistered

err..that is very unlikely. Unlike symbian, microsoft is a BEHEMOTH.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Symbian's still pretty widespread. Maybe not as much in the US, but worldwide it still holds a fair share of market

9. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

That's hard to believe. But who knows it could be other way round.

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

microsoft and nokia have a pretty good relationship hope it holds up

4. Ahsan

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

What about s60 v3 devices?

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

S60v3 is dead.

7. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Any body knows how to download OneNote, Document Connection, and Powerpoint Broadcast? They don't appear on the Nokia Store in my N8.

8. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

read the article..paragraph 3

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

My n97 sucks

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

can i have it?. xD

12. thelegend6657 unregistered

a few updates and no more support broken keylock and the chrome rim around the phone fell off

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