Lync Mobile coming to Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Symbian (updated)

More news from TechED New Zealand. The Lync Mobile app was demoed and according to the Video, the app will be available in Q4 of this year. What’s more interesting is that the app will also makes its way onto iOS, Android and Symbian devices. From what I can gather from the Microsoft officials in the video, It seems that the app may eventually be integrated into the people and messaging hub like Windows live messenger. The app will support both video and and audio at some point depending on the device’s capabilities and talk about Windows phones with front facing cameras can be heard again making it inevitable that some of upcoming devices will have the feature.

Lync is a powerful unified communications solution that can even replace a traditional PBX system. Microsoft is making a play for the enterprise  and by making it available on the major mobile OSes, they are fending off potential threats that offerings like Google voice/gchat/google apps, salesforce chatter or even iMessage might portend.

Update:  My fellow editor, Pradeep gave  me the the heads up that the latest Nokia handsets the 700, 701 and 600  do come with the Lync app installed.

Thanks to @samsabri for the tip

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