There are rumors that Global mobile phone giant Nokia will partner with Microsoft to release smartphones that run the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. Nokia keeps quiet on the rumor however there is an alliance with Microsoft to design, develop and market mobile productivity solutions to Nokia smartphones.
The solution delivers direct, secure access to email and personal information through the organizations’ Microsoft Exchange servers, enabling employees to connect to their corporate mail server with their Nokia smartphone without the need for additional servers. It is fast becoming the solution of choice among businesses since it became available for Nokia Smartphones on more than 550 operator networks worldwide.
Using Microsoft® Exchange, you can deploy Mail for Exchange to synchronize email, calendar, contacts and tasks on over 50 Nokia smartphone models, including the Nokia E5, Nokia E52, Nokia E72 and Nokia E63.
“IT directors are being pressured to deploy business mobility solutions such as email, IM and intranet access for more employees, but without the high costs they have had to spend on additional middleware, licenses and maintenance,” says Benoit Nalin, General Manager of Nokia Philippines.
“Nokia is doing more than any other handset company to help businesses go mobile. Microsoft will design and develop mobile productivity, communication and collaboration solutions, and we will jointly bring them to market – giving our smartphones the edge over the competition,” added Nalin.
In addition to accessing email, if your company has a Microsoft® Office Communications Server or Lync 2010, employees also enjoy direct access to corporate instant messaging through Microsoft® Communicator Mobile, which was the first new application to be delivered by the two companies as part of their strategic alliance announced last year. This solution is already available on the Nokia E5, Nokia E52 and Nokia E72 smartphones.
The Nokia business smartphones are powerful mobile offices that offer business grade security solutions for secure corporate connectivity. Users of these business-optimized devices also enjoy access to maps, navigation, apps and other services through Ovi. Business category apps in the Ovi Store, such as Worldmate, F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile, Boingo, Bloomberg and ClicktheCity, have also significantly increased in popularity.
“We are very happy to collaborate with Nokia in creating a set of services that will give Filipinos control over their personal and business tasks, as well as enable individuals to accomplish work more efficiently with Microsoft business solutions,” said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines. “With this partnership, we hope to maximize the potential of the smartphone market by letting users take full advantage of the benefits of Microsoft’s innovative unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Server and the recently launched Microsoft Lync Server 2010.”
The alliance of Nokia and Microsoft will continue to provide businesses easy mobilization and maximized IT investments. Overtime, the two companies plan to deliver Microsoft Office Mobile and related applications, including mobile-optimized versions of Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and OneNote Mobile to Nokia smartphones. And people can eventually access intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint on their Nokia devices.
Through business messaging solutions that are developed, tested and certified by Microsoft, Nokia will be able to give new user experiences that will better meet the needs of mobile professionals.