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Nokia Begins Microsoft Office Rollout for Symbian Smartphones

Microsoft Office on Nokia Symbian

Nokia has begun rolling out Microsoft Office for its family of Symbian-powered smartphones today, bringing Word, Excel and Powerpoint to the Nokia 701, Nokia 700, Nokia 603, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia Oro, and the Nokia C6-01.

Office was previously available only on Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets, but the Finnish firm’s recent collaboration with Microsoft has seen the productivity suite ported to Symbian. Nokia details some of its feature on the Conversations blog:

If you’re a Word user, you’ll appreciate the fact that with Word mobile, you can save or send documents while preserving tables, SmartArt and charts, or the pinch/zoom functionality to easily view and edit documents.

In PowerPoint mobile, you can edit presentation texts and speaker notes, or use the Outline view to quickly browse through slides. With Excel mobile, you can create charts, or insert formulae and view rich data and charts from anywhere.

The software will be available via the Nokia Store in the coming weeks, according to Nokia. But if you’re itching to get your hands on it straight away, you can download and install it using Nokia Suite for PC from today. Although Nokia doesn’t mention it, it is believed that you’ll need to be running Symbian Belle on your smartphone.

Nokia’s latest Symbian smartphone, the 808 PureView, will come pre-loaded with Office when it launches. But unfortunately, if you’re a Nokia N8, Nokia E6 or Nokia 500 owner, you’ll have to wait for the software to become available.

Are you pleased that Microsoft Office is now available on Nokia’s Symbian smartphones?

[via The Next Web]


Killian Bell

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