Microsoft brings Communicator to Symbian

Microsoft has unveiled Communicator Mobile, the first fruit of its alliance with Nokia.

Communicator Mobile is available to owners of the Nokia E72 and E52 and offers the ability to gauge the availability of colleagues through presence, and communicate with them using instant messaging, VoIP or email.

Naturally, users will require Microsoft’s Communication Server and Client Access Licenses.

The two companies announced their technology partnership in August last year, with the aim of building momentum against enterprise market leader RIM.

In the long term the partnership with look to bring document sharing, live meetings and video conferencing to the devices, with an experience similar to that found on the desktop.

According to the companies, Communicator Mobile will come pre-installed on select Nokia smartphones in the future, as they work to broaden support for existing models.

“Our alliance with Nokia aims to bring the Office productivity experience to the millions of people using Nokia smartphones around the world,” says Kirt Debique, general manager at Microsoft.

“With the arrival of Communicator Mobile for Nokia today, we have a great start to fulfilling our joint vision.”

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