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GLOBAL -Third party apps can be good, but they often don’t feel quite like the real thing.
That’s why, as from today, you can download the Microsoft Office Mobile app right onto your Symbian smartphone.
Until now you could only get the full Microsoft Office Mobile app on
Windows Phone, but not anymore. We are happy to announce that from
today, the Nokia 701, Nokia 700, Nokia 603, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia
C7, Nokia Oro, and Nokia C6-01 will also get this much sought after
collection of productivity apps. You can get them using the Nokia
Software Update tool on your smartphone, or connecting your phone to the
Nokia Suite on your PC.
Office Mobile apps will also be available from the Nokia Store in just a few weeks.
In February this year, we announced that OneNote, Lync 2010, Document
Connection and PowerPoint Broadcast were available for Symbian. Now,
Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile are the latest
applications to join the suite of Microsoft Apps built especially for
the latest Symbian smartphones.
Office Mobile apps gives you quick access to your documents so that you
can get more done while on the go, or when you’re not using your laptop.
And because these apps were created by Microsoft, the functionalities
are as close as possible – if not the same – to the Microsoft Office
apps on your PC.
If you’re a Word user, you’ll appreciate the fact that with Word mobile,
you can save or send documents while preserving tables, SmartArt and
charts, or the pinch/zoom functionality to easily view and edit
In PowerPoint mobile, you can edit presentation texts and speaker notes,
or use the Outline view to quickly browse through slides. With Excel
mobile, you can create charts, or insert formulae and view rich data and
charts from anywhere.
Another really convenient feature of Office Mobile is that it gives you a
single view to documents – whether they’re stored on your phone as
files, as email attachments, or on your company SharePoint site.
There are a variety of third party apps or native apps on other
platforms that go as far as allowing you to edit, but in my opinion,
it’s just not the same. If you’re working on a Word document, nothing
beats using Microsoft’s own app. If Excel is your thing, then you will
not settle for anything less than the ability to modify data by
accessing more than 110 formulae.
It’s also useful to know that these apps aren’t just for show. Using
apps that were developed, certified and tested by Microsoft to read your
work email, share notes, chat with colleagues, download and edit Word,
Excel or PowerPoint files, and send them – just to list a few of the
most common things that people do these days with their smartphones –
ensures that your documents are compatible when you switch from your PC
to the mobile phone, and that you’re not introducing any viruses that
may linger in third party apps.
In tech companies, we refer to apps that are deeply ingrained into the
platform or which were built specifically for a platform as ‘native
apps’. The person who runs IT in your company refers to them as ‘safe
apps’. If you use them, you may simply refer to them as ‘really useful
Couple these apps with all-time Nokia favourites like Nokia Drive, Nokia
Maps, Nokia Public Transport and more than 100,000 apps in the Nokia
Store, and you have a smartphone powerhouse in your hands.
1. Install first : Pixi Enablers
2. Install Microsoft Apps : Microsoft Office
Microsoft apps install to C drive. Device reboot is needed.
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