Nokia and Microsoft unveiled on Wednesday the first result of their new software collaboration aimed at breaking the dominance of Research in Motion's BlackBerry in wireless services for corporations
Microsoft and Nokia today launched Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia devices. This new unified communications client connects directly with a company's communications systems to streamline mobile collaboration. Owners of a number of Symbian-based Nokia Eseries smartphones can download the English version today from Nokia's Ovi Store.
Communicator Mobile enables people to see their colleagues' availability and click to communicate with them by using instant messaging, e-mail SMS or make a phone call. The names and statuses of colleagues are embedded directly into the devices? contacts application, enabling people to update their own presence, start and join instant messaging sessions, and begin calls directly from the contact card.
The launch is the first product from the alliance - announced this past August - which was the first time either company had embarked on an agreement of this scope and nature.
This new application, available initially for Nokia E72 and Nokia E52, adds to the work Nokia is already doing in optimizing direct access to e-mail and other personal information with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The companies plan to deliver Communicator Mobile for Nokia pre-installed on select Nokia smartphones in the future and plan to support additional devices, including the recently announced Nokia E5.