Microsoft and Nokia have launched the first application that's been created from the partnership announced last August. It's called Microsoft Communicator Mobile and is a business-focussed communications client for selected Symbian-based Nokia Eseries smartphones.
Communicator Mobile enables users to see their colleagues’ availability from the contacts application. Users can then click to communicate with colleagues using their preferred method, from instant messaging and email to texting or making a phone call.
This new application is available to download for the Nokia E72 and Nokia E52. The two companies plan to pre-install Communicator Mobile on select Nokia smartphones in the future, with support for additional devices also planned.
Kirt Debique, general manager of the Microsoft Office Communications Platform & Solutions Group, said "Our alliance with Nokia aims to bring the Microsoft 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."
Ukko Lappalainen, Vice President at Nokia, said "This application really provides a much more efficient way to work with others as you can see if someone is busy or available, and the best way to start a conversation with them. It also meets all of the requirements for enterprise: cost effective to implement, secure, familiar and reliable."