Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia smartphones
Nokia’s smartphone market share has taken quite a beating over the past couple of years or so, with the rise of the Apple iPhone as well as the introduction of newer players to the market including Android-powered handsets. Well, that doesn’t mean that Nokia does not have a commanding lead – the Finnish cellphone company has come up with some pretty neat devices over the past year, and this time aims to improve the productivity level of their devices with and alliance with Microsoft, resulting in the Microsoft Communicator Mobile. This new unified communications client will hook up directly with a company’s communications systems, helping streamline mobile collaboration. As long as you own a Nokia E72 or E52, you will be able to download the English version today from Nokia’s Ovi Store to get started right away.
Bosses will definitely find Communicator Mobile to be a useful tool, since it allows one to check on their colleagues’ availability, while being able to click and choose on communicating with them via the best method, ranging from IM to email, text to phone call. All names and status of colleagues will be embedded directly into the devices’ contacts application, letting you update your own presence (as well as that of your colleagues), starting and joining instant messaging sessions while making calls directly from the contact card. This helps increase one’s efficiency, since you know whether a colleague is occupied or available for a conversation concerning work.
While Communicator Mobile is available only for the Nokia E72 and E52 as at press time, we do have word that there are plans to support additional devices sometime down the road, including the Nokia E5. Meanwhile, Nokia is already working on optimizing direct access to email and other personal information with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. In the future, you will find Communicator Mobile for Nokia pre-installed on select Nokia smartphones as well to get things up and running right out of the box.