Nokia Rolls Out Microsoft Apps to Belle Handsets

The Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia has started rolling out a suite of Microsoft productivity applications to Nokia Belle-enabled handsets. This roll out will offer users four new business apps, which broaden the Nokia and Microsoft partnership further than their Windows Phone venture.

In order to take advantage of this roll out, Nokia devices owners need to have their devices updated to Nokia Belle that started rolling out to Nokia handsets earlier this month on February 7.

If it has already been installed, users will be able to use software update app on their handsets and have the following apps:

  • Microsoft OneNote – It offers rich text notebooks using words and images. It also offers SkyDrive synchronization so as to make it easier for users to get their documents from wherever they are.
  • Microsoft Document Connection – It offers a single view to all docs in one place, if they are on the device, attached to emails or in SharePoint.
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile – It is Microsoft’s one of the most popular instant messaging apps.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – With this app, users can share PowerPoint presentations from a PC on their Nokia device.

It is important to note here that with these new apps, Nokia and Microsoft offer support for up to 48 languages. The apps will be available on Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7, Nokia Oro, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 603 handsets from now on.

However, the owners of Nokia N8, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500 will get the update afterward.

Moreover, Nokia Belle handset devices are happened to be the first mobile handsets to get native Microsoft’s apps, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, outside of Redmond-based software giant’s own operating system.

Now with Nokia Belle update, users will be able to stay more productive and connected to their work environment while still one the go.

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