Symbian’s days may be numbered, but Nokia has promised to continue supporting the operating system through 2016, even as it gets ready to start releasing smartphones with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 in the future. But apparently the partnership between the two companies isn’t a one-way street. Microsoft has also developed software that could make Symbian a heck of a lot more useful soon.
Starting soon users with devices running Symbian Belle will be able to install a new Microsoft Apps Suite. That includes:
- Microsoft Document Connection is for viewing documents on your mobile device. It supports email attachments and SharePoint documents.
- Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast lets you view PC presentations on a mobile device.
- Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile is a communications tool with support for IM, voice, and web conferencing.
- Microsoft OneNote will sync notes with users’ SkyDrive accounts.