Nokia announces Microsoft Office Apps for Symbian Belle

If you were frustrated by third-party office application on your Symbian Belle phones, here’s some good news for you. Nokia has just announced that users on their Belle platform can now user Microsoft Office Mobile apps on their phones now. This came out of the blue since most of us expected Microsoft’s Office apps to be available exclusively on Nokia’s Lumia phone series powered by Windows Phone. It’s a good thing to see that Nokia-Microsoft partnership doesn’t stop there, and is inclusive of Nokia’s ‘other’ platform as well.

How you can get this is by heading to the Software Update Client on your phone and downloading the Microsoft Apps from there directly on to your phone. If you can’t see an update using this method, try connecting your phone using Nokia Suite on your PC and getting an update for your phone.  Once you get the Microsoft Apps update installed on your Symbian phone, you’ll get access to the following:

  • Microsoft Exchange Active Sync – To sync contacts, calendars and email from your company’s Exchange Servers directly to your phone.
  • Microsoft Document Connect – To get access and work on  your Word, PowerPoint and Excel files and access your company’s SharePoint sites.
  • Microsoft One Note – allows you to  create notes on your phone and sync them to Skydrive allowing you to access them from the PC as well.
  • Microsoft Lync – lets you join IM chats and audio meetings to take your office conversations on the move.

Pretty much all you need to work on the go. Microsoft Office Mobile apps is currently supported on the following Symbian Devices – Nokia 700, 701, E7, C7, X7, 603, C6-01 and Nokia Oro. Support for the Nokia N8, E6 and 500 will be announced in the coming weeks. Nokia PureView 808 will come with these apps pre-loaded.

You can get more information on how to set up Microsoft Office Mobile apps for your phone from Nokia’s Belle Setup guide and more information on other Microsoft Productivity apps for Nokia phones from the Nokia for Business site.

via Nokia Conversations

Mail for Exchange 3.0 released on Ovi Store

Update: If you’re running on a Symbian Belle phone, check out the Microsoft Office Apps for Mobile for better Exchange support and Office capabilities.

The latest version of Mail for Exchange is now out on Ovi Store. The enhanced features on this new release include subfolder support, sent items and draft folder synchronizations. This version also brings in HTML email viewing. You can head over to Ovi Store and see if your device is compatible with the latest version and download it.

Here is Ovi store’s description of the application:

Mail for Exchange uses the Microsoft ® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol that enables you to use the email, contacts, calendar entries, and tasks of your Microsoft® Exchange Server account on your compatible Nokia device. To use this software you must have an account on Exchange 2010, 2007 or 2003 Server. Compatible software release offered with this download for your Nokia device model is Mail for Exchange 3.0. New features with Mail for Exchange 3.0 include subfolder support and HTML email viewing.

Where do you use Mail for Exchange?

If your office or email provider uses Microsoft Exchange server, you can have these emails pushed to your phone using Mail for Exchange. If  you also want to sync your Google Email, Calendar and Contacts to you phone, you can do so using this software.  For more information on how to sync your Google data with your phone using Mail for Exchange, head over to this link on Google which explains how to setup your phone.

Link to Mail for Exchange on Ovi store :

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