Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions

Posted by sumeethevans on August 14 2009, 7:46 PM. Posted in Microsoft Corp, Windows Mobile, Microsoft Press.

The worldwide leader in software and the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer have entered into an alliance that is set to deliver a groundbreaking, enterprise-grade solution for mobile productivity. Today, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices Kai Öistämö announced the agreement, outlining a shared vision for the future of mobile productivity. This is the first time that either company has embarked on an alliance of this scope and nature.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will begin collaborating immediately on the design, development and marketing of productivity solutions for the mobile professional, bringing Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software to Nokia’s Symbian devices. These solutions will be available for a broad range of Nokia smartphones starting with the company’s business-optimized range, Nokia Eseries. The two companies will also market these solutions to businesses, carriers and individuals.

Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Nokia Executive Vice President Kai Öistämö announce a joint venture to bring Microsoft Office Mobile and Communication solutions to Nokia smartphones.

Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Nokia Executive Vice President Kai Öistämö announce a joint venture to bring Microsoft Office Mobile and Communication solutions to Nokia smartphones.

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