Microsoft Office coming to Nokia handsets

nokia-officeIt looks like Microsoft and Nokia, beleaguered giants of the mobile industry, are forming an alliance in order to defend against the alternative smartphone onslaught. Details are scarce at the moment, but tomorrow is guaranteed to see us better informed. What we know is that Microsoft has been expanding the platforms Office 2010 will work on, which now includes several browsers. I think it’s safe to assume that Nokia will soon be an official partner, not limited to accessing the app suite via the browser.

The move is a smart one, I’d say, since they face major competition in the mobile office arena by the rapidly evolving Android and Google Apps (among others). I don’t say from the iPhone, because really, who’s going to do real work on that thing?