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Microsoft Office arrives on Symbian

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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:

  • Microsoft Office arrives on Symbian
    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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posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:41 7

1. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:01 2

2. azri05 (unregistered)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:40 3

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:05

9. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:02 5

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:18 2

4. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

What about s60 v3 devices?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:35 7

5. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

S60v3 is dead.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:11

7. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 15:05 2

8. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

read the article..paragraph 3

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:34

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

My n97 sucks

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 03:33

11. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

can i have it?. xD

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 03:42

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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