Symbian belle updates scheduled to start in December will include Microsoft apps geared to making the Symbian smartphone more of a mobile office. The updates that will come either over the air or via PC depending on location will be available to Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 600 and Nokia Oro.
The free updates, called Microsoft® Apps, deliver a suite of Microsoft productivity applications to compatible Nokia smartphones to add to the comprehensive security and manageability features already contained in Symbian Belle. Requiring no additional infrastructure, these apps help add immediate business advantage to the first Symbian Belle devices as well as delivering significant additional value to existing Nokia business customers who upgrade to Symbian Belle.
The update will come with Microsoft Apps like Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile (cost efficient IM, presence, audio and web meetings on the go), Microsoft One Note (rich note taking with images. Syncs with Microsoft SkyDrive), Microsoft Powerpoint Broadcast (view broadcasts of presentations directly from PC to mobileview broadcasts of presentations directly from PC to mobile) and Microsoft Document Connection (single view to documents stored on mobile, including email attachments as well as documents on SharePoint 2010 sites).
Updates in early 2012 will for the first time include Microsoft word, Excel and Powerpoint as native applications outside the Windows platform.