When Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership a few months ago, most people back then all but left Symbian OS for dead. Since then, there have been a couple of major updates to the OS, and the news just keep pouring. Today, Nokia and Microsoft announced that the latest productivity apps from the software giant will gradually become available for Symbian Belle.
The apps will come to the OS in two stages. The first batch will become available in Q4 and will include Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile, Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast, Microsoft OneNote, and Microsoft Document Connection. More apps will come in 2012 with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint being part of the group. Regarding the latter, we must note that this is the first time they become officially available outside the Windows platform.
All the apps will be free for your Symbian Belle packing, Nokia device. Not too shabby for an OS which was widely considered as being on its way out.
-So any thoughts?
-I feel its worth a buy now even with the new Belle OS