Thursday, October 16, 2008

Smartphones Creating and Editing Documents

What is the next step toward your mobile phone replacing your notebook computer? Creating and editing documents on-the-go. If you’re using Windows Mobile, this is a luxury that you’ve had access to for quite some time. But any user on Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian or BlackBerry platforms can open and edit documents from your smartphone. This technology not only increases mobility and ease of travel, but also increases productivity and efficiency.

Microsoft Office Mobile is available for Windows Mobile phones and allows users to access Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Editing services are available for Word and Excel. Microsoft Office Mobile is available for $49.95.

Office Suite Classic 7 and Office Suite Professional 7 are available for Palm OS users, providing the same services as Microsoft Office Mobile, with the Professional suite allowing picture editing as well as document editing. Palm's Office Suite Classic 7 and Professional 7 can be purchased for $29.95 and $69.95 respectively.

BlackBerry and iPhone are alike in that they do not have their own services that offer document editing. BlackBerry does have its Attachment Service, which allows users to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as pictures and PDF files. iPhone users have a similar experience in that they can also access documents, but not edit them. BlackBerry does have a distinct advantage, however, in that perhaps the most popular document editor, Documents To Go, has recently added BlackBerry to its list of compatible devices. Documents To Go is available on BlackBerry, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian and gives users access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with editing capabilities for all three. It also grants the ability to open compressed files and zip and send large documents. Documents To Go Premium Edition is available for $29.00.

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