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MS Office Editing Brought To All WM Handsets

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DataViz's 'Documents To Go' mobile software has been doing fantastic behind-the-scenes work on handsets for years but now it has taken a real step forward...

Whereas previous editions of the software let smart (and not so smart) phones view Microsoft Office documents directly on their screens in their original formatting (we first saw it in the Samsung D600 way back in November 2005) suddenly we have full editing capabilities too.

With the arrival of version 3.0010, all Windows Mobile 5 and 6 and Symbian UIQ handsets will now be able to view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, view Adobe PDFs and also perform zip and unzip operations. There is full support for Office 2007 formats as well and even password-protected Word and Excel files and rich formatting options are not beyond its capability.

Furthermore, at just $29.99 this radical new version of Documents To Go is eminently affordable and DataViz even offers discount upgrades to those with earlier versions of the software pre-installed on their devices (it has a model checker you can reference here).

Until now it has been a great irritation to buy a seemingly high end smartphone (such as the Motorola Q, Samsung i600 and most Palm's) only to discover limited read-only Microsoft Office abilities. Thankfully that decision is now out of Microsoft's hands and - like most things - this makes for a highly welcome development...

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