Cisco Not Impressed by Microsoft's OneNote, Lync Mobile Apps

Microsoft recently rolled out brand new mobile apps, OneNote and Lync, aimed at Windows Phone and other major platforms including Android and iOS. But Cisco, the networking equipment maker, is not very amused by the new apps.

Cisco happens to be a rival of the Windows maker when it comes to unified communication apps. And the rivalry quite visibly surfaced when Michael Smith, Cisco's group director of marketing, stated that the new apps, Lync in particular, seemed sort of a half-hearted attempt by Microsoft - especially in comparison to Cisco's own UC mobile app, Jabber.

Smith went on to point out how the iOS version of Lync is missing a handful of vital features that should have bee included on the app.

"I expected Microsoft to really embrace the 500,000+ Android devices activated daily or the more than 40 million Apple iPads and iPhones that will be sold this holiday season with a full mobile UC client for Lync," Smith wrote in a blog post.

"Instead, Microsoft released a mobile Lync client which: does not have VOIP calling, does not have video capabilities to or from the device..." he added.