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Microsoft Office Mobile arrives on Nokia Belle smartphones in the region

Nokia today announced the local availability of Office Mobile apps from Microsoft – including Word mobile, PowerPoint mobile and Excel mobile – via a software update for the new Nokia Belle range consisting of the Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603.

The update is also available for Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia Oro, and Nokia C6-01, the companies said.

Office Mobile completes the suite of Microsoft productivity applications for Symbian smartphones with Nokia Belle, including OneNote mobile, Document Connection, Lync 2010 mobile and PowerPoint Broadcast.

“Office Mobile apps and the productivity suite from Microsoft bring Nokia Belle smartphones to a whole new level that both the region’s business users and IT managers will appreciate. With more people using their own devices in office environments, the need for secure connectivity is growing,” said Vithesh Reddy, GM, Nokia Lower Gulf.

“Business decision makers and users expect the best mobile experience for corporate communication through email and instant messaging. Moving beyond the business arena, the rich functionalities of Office Mobile will also be appreciated by anyone who uses Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel,” added Reddy.

According to the company, business users using smartphones with Nokia Belle range, can also enjoy the latest Nokia applications like Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps that feature free turn-by-turn voice guided walk and drive navigation in more than 100 countries, maps for more than 190 countries and live traffic in 26 countries Maps; and access more than 100,000 apps in the Nokia Store, which is experiencing more than 13 million download requests per day.

The company announced that the Office Mobile apps will be available from the Nokia Store in early May, 2012.The full suite of Microsoft productivity applications for Nokia N8, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500 will be available at a later date, and also for the Nokia 808 PureView when it begins selling in the second quarter of 2012.

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