My Pocket Office now free for Asha owners

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After Nokia confirmed last week that their Windows Phone-powered handsets were getting Instagram, you’d think the company would rest on its laurels for a bit before putting out the next bit of good news.

Not so. This week sees yet another encouraging announcement from the Finnish handset-maker, by way of new software for its touchscreen Asha phones: as of today, My Pocket Office is available for free from the Nokia store for all owners of “Full Touch” Nokia Asha phones.

My Pocket Office consists of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, three of Microsoft’s most popular productivity apps, and being able to view documents created with those programs on Asha smartphones means Asha owners no longer need to download third-party apps to work with them.

If you’re interested, you can grab My Pocket Office directly from the Nokia Store, or by following this link. If you own an Asha and you’re unsure whether your phone qualifies for the free download, the store page offers a handy compatibility checker that will tell you.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.