Microsoft and Nokia launch first application since forming alliance
Press release, May 5; Willie Teng, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 5 May 2010]
Microsoft and Nokia on May 5, 2010 launched the first application from their alliance around mobile productivity, Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia devices. This new unified communications client connects directly with a company's communications systems to streamline mobile collaboration, they said.
Communicator Mobile enables people to see their colleagues' availability, and click to communicate with them using the best method, from IM to email, text to phone call, the companies said. The names and status 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 last August - which was the first time either company had embarked on an agreement of this scope and nature. Since then, the two companies have been collaborating on the design and development of new solutions, as well as embarking on joint marketing efforts.
This new application, available initially for Nokia E72 and Nokia E52, can be downloaded from Nokia's Ovi Store.