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Microsoft Office for Symbian Smartphones Launches; CloudOn App Offers Microsoft Office to iPad

Microsoft Office for Symbian

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now available to download for the Nokia smartphones running on its Symbian (also known as Belle) mobile operating system including: the Nokia 701, Nokia 700, Nokia 603, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia Oro, and Nokia C6-01 devices.

Microsoft Office Suite of applications also available on Nokia’s Lumia line of Windows Phones.

Nokia in the blog post said the Office Mobile suite also will be available “later” for the Nokia N8, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500. “In addition, the upcoming Nokia 808 PureView phone, with its 41 megapixel camera, will have Microsoft Office software installed when it goes on sale in Europe and other parts of the world (but not the US) later this year.,” according to the blog post.

You can get them using the Nokia Software Update tool on your smartphone, or connecting your phone to the Nokia Suite on your PC. Microsoft Office Mobile apps will also be available from the Nokia Store in just a few weeks.

“Office Mobile apps gives you quick access to your documents so that you can get more done while on the go, or when you’re not using your laptop. And because these apps were created by Microsoft, the functionalities are as close as possible – if not the same – to the Microsoft Office apps on your PC.”

“Couple these apps with all-time Nokia favourites like Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia Public Transport and more than 100,000 apps in the Nokia Store, and you have a smartphone powerhouse in your hands,” Nokia said.

CloudOn Microsoft Office iPad App

Also, OnLive recently launched a way for iPad users to access Microsoft Office apps. And, now CloudOn released version 2.0.3 of its iPad app bringing in new features include being able to share files via email, additional support for storing files in a person’s Box cloud storage account (it previously just had Dropbox support) and support for reading PDF files. There’s also a new image viewer for people to view pictures in various formats.

CloudOn was the first to bring Microsoft Office to your iPad and link it with your Dropbox account. Unlike OnLive, which tries to mirror the Windows Desktop, CloudOn has its own interface that gives users more direct access to edit, save and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

The CloudOn Workspace allows you to:

CloudOn bring Microsoft Office to iPad

  • Use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPad to create or edit documents
  • Rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox or Box accounts
  • View virtually any type of file, including: PDF, PSD, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc
  • Send files via email directly from the workspace
  • Display, edit or create charts, change formatting, spell check, insert comments, etc into any Word, Excel or PowerPoint files
  • Track changes while reviewing Word documents
  • Use pivot tables and insert formulas in Excel workbooks
  • Display and edit transitions in PowerPoint slides and present in full PowerPoint mode (not in PDF)
  • Open files directly from your iPad email accounts as well as Dropbox and Box
  • Automatically save documents to avoid losing changes
  • Email: Share files with friends/colleagues via email
  • Additional storage: Support for Box in addition to Dropbox (and more to come!)
  • Open & view new file formats including PDF, PSD and various image files
  • Easy log out
  • Updates to edit menu and user interface.

You can download CloudOn iPad app from the iTunes App Store.

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