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Nokia & Microsoft Targeting RIM with Microsoft Office Agreement

peopleinboxes Rumors were going around early this week that Nokia was going to dump the Symbian OS for Maemo but that does not seem to be happening. Nokia just purchased and open sourced Symbian a few months ago so I doubt that will happen anytime soon even though Symbian continues to look dated even compared to the BlackBerry OS.

Now it looks like Symbian and Microsoft have RIM in their sights with their new announcement to collaborate and bring Microsoft Office to Nokia phones. Nothing much is going to happen for the next year except for Communicator coming to Symbian but it might lead to more.

Personally I just liked this one little quote that CNet recorded from Nokia executive vice president Kai Oistamo:

"This is really about creating a formidable challenge for RIM rather than anyone else,"

I am curious how Microsoft is going to help Nokia become more of a challenger… Microsoft Office is available for Windows Mobile and that is not helping Microsoft retain its relevance in the mobile field.

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