The deal with Nokia, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, could help Microsoft play a broader role in mobile devices while fortifying its Office business in the face of competition from free Web-based word processors, spreadsheets and other applications from Google Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and others. Microsoft, too, is testing a Web-based version of Office.
The alliance between Nokia and Microsoft is another sign that the two companies, once fierce competitors, are coming closer together as mutual threats have emerged.
Microsoft Office coming to Nokia phones
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 12 2009 @ 11:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck