Nokia announced today an agreement with Microsoft to embed functionality into its Mobile Search platform. Mobile users will now have access to Live Search directly from their compatible Nokia S60 devices. The Mobile Search experience from Nokia lets users find search results faster because search will be accessible directly from the menu screen. In addition to search, Microsoft will provide advanced features such as stock quotes, movie times, and information via Encarta Instant Answers.
“We are pleased to provide advanced Live Search services to enhance the search experience on Nokia’s S60 handsets,” said John DeVitis, product unit manager of Live Search for mobile at Microsoft Corp. “Live Search offers consumers unprecedented control and personalization giving them easy access to searching the web plus targeted instant information from their mobile devices.”
The Mobile Search service will be available only in select markets in the standard sales packs of the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680, and Nokia 6681, it is also offered as a free download for select Nokia S60 devices from Nokia.