Microsoft Office & Nokia To Collaborate

On 12th August, in a joint press release by Nokia and Microsoft, they declared an eternal love affair with each other.

In the press release, Nokia and Microsoft said:

This announcement builds on the existing work Nokia is doing by optimizing access to e-mail and other personal information with Exchange ActiveSync. Next year, Nokia intends to start shipping Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile on its smartphones, followed by other Office applications and related software and services in the future. These will include:

– The ability to view, edit, create and share Office documents on more devices in more places with mobile-optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft OneNote

– Enterprise instant messaging and presence, and optimized conferencing and collaboration experience with Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile

– Mobile access to intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint Server

– Enterprise device management with Microsoft System Center

So now Nokia users will be able to edit MS Office suite files like .ppt, .docx et cetra. Nokia will start integrating MS Office on all upcoming Nokia E-series phones. So now you will be able to open all your MS Office documents on you phone soon.

Does this mean, Microsoft is in direct competition with Quickoffice? How would premium Quickoffice users reply?

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