“Our alliance with Nokia aims to bring the Office productivity experience to the millions of people using Nokia smartphones around the world. With the arrival of Communicator Mobile for Nokia today, we have a great start to fulfilling our joint vision”, said Kirt Debique, General Manager at Microsoft.
The new unified communications client connects directly with a company’s communications systems to streamline mobile collaboration. Among its features, it enables users to see work colleagues’ availability, offers various methods of communications, from IM to email, text to phone call, enables status updates and the instant access to messaging sessions, also beginning calls directly from the contact card.
According to Ukko Lappalainen, Vice President at Nokia, the Communicator “meets all of the requirements for enterprise: cost effective to implement, secure, familiar and reliable”.
Scott Petty, Director at Vodafone Group Business Services, said: “Communicator Mobile offers great potential for our large corporate customer base who have already deployed Communicator for desktop and now are looking to extend that existing infrastructure to mobile”.
The Microsoft Communicator Mobile to Nokia devices, optimizing access to information with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, is the first product resulted from Nokia’s alliance with Microsoft, announced last August.
The two parties have been collaborating for sometime on the design and development of new solutions for the mobile world and plan to deliver the Communicator Mobile for Nokia pre-installed on select Nokia smartphones in the future, including the recently announced E5.
The new application is available on Symbian-based Nokia E series smartphones, E72 and E52, for download from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
Nokia connects more than 1.2 billion people worldwide through its devices division, from mobile phones to smartphones and mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with services through its Ovi Store, including music, maps, apps, email and more.
Other division are Nokia’s NAVTEQ, offering digital mapping and navigation services, and Nokia Siemens Networks, a provider of equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.
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