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

Google App for iPhone gets updated, Now called Google Search for iPhone

The Google Mobile App for iPhone, which was initially launched back in 2008, has finally been updated. It looks quite good, and has some pretty nifty features too. Oh, and it’s been renamed: it’s now called Google Search for iPhone.

The app, which had voice search already, and got Push Notifications for Gmail and Google Calender last year, now has a revamped homepage, from which you can easily access all the google apps with swipe gestures. It gives you access to Google Goggles, Google Voice Search, Image Search, etc, with Gestures that can limit your search to only webpages, images or locations and so on. Pretty Nifty.

 

Here’s the Post from the Official Google Mobile Blog:

Google Search app for iPhone—a new name and a new look

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | 1:19 PM

If you need to do a Google search on your iPhone or iPod touch it’s now faster and easier when you use our redesigned Google Search app, formerly Google Mobile App. If you’ve been using Google Mobile App for a while, you’ll notice that things look different.

First, you’ll see that there are now more ways to interact with the app. When browsing through search results or looking at a webpage, you can swipe down to see the search bar or change your settings. For those who use other Google apps, there’s an Apps button at the bottom of the screen for rapid access to the mobile versions of our products.

We also included a new toolbar that will make it easier for you to filter your results. You can open this toolbar by swiping from left to right — either before you search or once you’ve got your results. If you only want images, just tap “Images,” and the results will update as shown:

Second, we’ve made it easier to pick up searching where you left off. If you leave the app and come back later, you’ll be able either to start a new search right away (just tap in the search box to type, hit the microphone button to do a voice search or tap on the camera icon to use Google Goggles) or get back to exactly where you were by tapping on the lower part of the page.

Finally, there are a number of improvements we’ve made to everything else you love in the app, including Google Goggles, Voice Search, Search with My Location, Gmail unread counts and more. There’s a lot in the app, so we’ve added a simple help feature to let you explore it. Access this by tapping the question mark above the Google logo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download and try Google Search app today; it’s available free from the iTunes App Store. You can also scan the QR code below.

Also, check out the video of the new Google Search App below: