Microsoft brings core Office apps to Symbian

 

As close to PC capability as possible.

Microsoft has ported its Office productivity suite to run on a subset of Nokia handsets that use the Symbian operating system.

The mobile handset maker said today that it had pushed out the Office Mobile app update to a smartphones including the Nokia 701, 700, 603, E7, X7, C7, Oro and C6-01.

Users of those handsets could download the software via the update tool on their phones or by connecting the phone to a PC.

Office Mobile would also be available from the Nokia Store "in a few weeks".

"Because these apps were created by Microsoft, the functionalities are as close as possible – if not the same – to the Microsoft Office apps on your PC," Nokia spokesman Dinesh Subramaniam said in a blog post.

"There are a variety of third party apps or native apps on other platforms that go as far as allowing you to edit, but in my opinion, it's just not the same.

"If you're working on a Word document, nothing beats using Microsoft's own app."

Nokia and Microsoft first announced plans to port versions of Words, Excel and PowerPoint onto Symbian in September last year.

Until now, the ported products were Lync, PowerPoint Broadcast, OneNote and Document Connection.

Subramaniam foreshadowed wider handset support for Office Mobile shortly.

"All the Microsoft Apps will come to the Nokia N8 and Nokia E6," he said in a comment.

"We were unable to bring it to these two smartphones (and the Nokia 500) because of their software configuration. Rest assured, Microsoft Apps will come to these devices soon."

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


Microsoft brings core Office apps to Symbian
 
 
 
Top Stories
Photos: iTnews Benchmark Awards countdown begins
Just a few days left until entries close for 2014.
 
Australian Govt to rethink cyber security strategy
Six-year old policy to be refreshed.
 
The failure of the antivirus industry
[Blog post] Insights from AVAR 2014.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
More 4G from Optus in Darwin
Nov 21, 2014
Click to see where Optus has expanded coverage to the suburbs near Darwin.
Optus steps up regional 4G coverage
Nov 20, 2014
Once 700Mhz services are working, Optus claims regional users will have a "faster and more ...
This Huawei 4G phone costs $99
Nov 12, 2014
The $99 Huawei Ascend Y550, available through Vodafone, enters the budget market as one of the ...
4G smartphones: Microsoft's Lumia 830
Nov 7, 2014
Microsoft has announced its flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 830 4G, will be available in ...
Do you direct debit customers? Read this
Oct 10, 2014
Authorities have been targeting direct debit practices with iiNet and Dodo receiving formal ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  38%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  7%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  20%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  5%
TOTAL VOTES: 1037

Vote