Microsoft and Nokia co-launch Microsoft Communicator Mobile

Summary:Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up and debuted the Microsoft Communicator Mobile application, the first of perhaps many solutions to be produced from this partnership.

Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up and debuted the Microsoft Communicator Mobile application, the first of perhaps many solutions to be produced from this partnership.

Communicator Mobile is essentially an instant messaging system directed toward a business-minded consumer group. The system can connect directly to a company's communications system, allowing colleagues to communicate with each other easily via IM. Users can also update their information individually, and that info should be updated uniformly throughout the network.

The English version is available for download in Nokia's Ovi Store. Obviously intended for Nokia devices, the Communicator program will pop up first on the Nokia E72 and Nokia E52, with plans to be supported on the E5 in the future. Eventually, the IM solution will come pre-installed on Nokia devices rather than requiring users to download it.

Topics: Microsoft, Mobility, Nokia

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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