Official details of the Lync mobile clients are drip feeding their way. Nokia blogged this week that they will have a Lync client for Symbian here. Windows Phone 7 Mango imminent release will have a Lync client. Blackberry support Lync with BES5 SP3, with the client available to downloaded on RIM’s app store.
That just leaves Android and iOS news. MS confirmed they will have official clients available this year and I still expect this to be the case. So if you are being asked about when Lync will be available on iPhone or Android you shouldn’t have to wait too long to provide an answer. I would start to plan some time in Q4 to make sure you have some tech time to provide updates to your Lync servers.
I’ve seen some noise around the Lync twitter channels that voice and video will be available this year. I have seen nothing from Redmond that has pointed at this. At the moment I would set expectations that IM/Presence and one click to join conferences will be the available features with voice and video sometime in the future. There are of course unofficial Lync clients providing voice and video. I’d welcome any insights as to what the business value voice and video provides on mobile. I have seen some specific use cases but they are aimed at supporting a new business process rather than just providing voice and video on the move.