Microsoft's Office Communicator arrives for Nokia phones

C|Net | at | by Mike

After years of bad blood between them, Microsoft and Nokia are collaborating to make the software giant's Office Communicator Mobile available on Nokia's Symbian-based smartphones.

Microsoft, this week, made its unified communications client, Office Communicator Mobile, available on two of Nokia's Eseries devices -- the E72 and E52 -- with support for more devices on the way, according to a joint statement from the two companies.

Office Communicator Mobile is the first deliverable in an alliance spawned last summer wherein Microsoft promised to port mobile versions of its Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, to run on Nokia's Symbian mobile operating system.