Nokia and Microsoft jointly announced on Wednesday that the Microsoft Communicator Mobile software is now available to download for some Symbian-based Eseries smartphones from the Ovi Store. The presence and instant messaging application allows users to check the availability of contacts and view company directories. They can then communicate with the contacts using text, IM, e-mail or a phone call.
The names and status of colleagues are embedded directly into contacts, allowing users to set their own presence, start and join IM sessions as well as start calls.
Microsoft's new app is available initially for the E72 and E52 but does require a business-grade network running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Client Access Licenses. The software will come preloaded on certain future handsets, including the upcoming E5.