Quickoffice announces support for Palm OS 5

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CuttingEdge Softwaare has announced support for Palm OS 5 for their Quickoffice and Quickoffice Pro product line. Version 6.2 takes full advantage of the new ARM processors to improve on a good thing.

Here’s the full release:

Mobility Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: MOBE), a leading provider of innovative portable computing solutions for the mobile computer user, announced that its Cutting Edge Software subsidiary’s Quickoffice and Quickoffice Pro productivity suites for Palm Powered(tm) products have been enhanced for the wave of Palm OS 5 handhelds entering the market, including the recently launched Sony NX60 and NX70V and the Palm Tungsten T. The new version 6.2 of Quickoffice, including the Quicksheet spreadsheet, Quickword word processor, Quickchart graphing module and Quickpoint presentation software (included only in the Quickoffice Pro version), have been enhanced to leverage the unique technological capabilities of OS 5 devices with ARM processors.

Installed on a Palm OS 5 device, Quickoffice and Quickoffice Pro are faster and more powerful than ever:

Processing Speed – Quickoffice version 6.2 applications have been optimized to take advantage of the ARM processors that OS 5 supports, enabling faster screen-refreshes and processing of data in Quicksheet spreadsheets and rapid file access and display in Quickword. Quickoffice applications also now include native ARM processor code tweaks to further increase image access and display speed in Quickpoint.

High-resolution Screen – Readability of Quickoffice documents, spreadsheets and presentations have been greatly enhanced on OS 5 handhelds as each application will leverage the 320 x 320 pixels of Palm OS 5 screens. The new high-resolution screens offer twice the resolution of most current generation handhelds.

Quickword also offers full OS 5 high resolution FontBucket support and is supplied with a free Windows-based TrueType font converter.

Unique Hardware Support – All Quickoffice Pro applications are fully optimized to take advantage of the new 5-way navigation pad on the Palm Tungsten T and Tungsten W handhelds, and also boast full support for making use of the full screen of the latest Sony NX Series devices, by using the “virtual graffiti” area for extended application display.

Wireless Connectivity – With superior on-board support for such wireless networking standards as Bluetooth and WiFi/802.11b, the next wave of Palm OS 5 handhelds provides unique capabilities to take advantage of Cutting Edge Software’s wireless file management and document collaborative innovations, Mobilefile and Quickoffice Conference. Users of the latest wireless handhelds will be able to leverage their devices’ wireless capabilities to save, retrieve, and exchange files as well as collaborate on Quickoffice files.

“Cutting Edge Software was the first to offer a spreadsheet for the upstart Palm OS back in 1996, and we’re thrilled that Quickoffice can now leverage the technology of the next generation of Palm Powered devices,” said Michael Compeau, Cutting Edge Software’s vice president of business development. “Whether the customer is an individual user, a workgroup or an entire enterprise, Quickoffice Pro and Palm OS 5 is a super-charged combo for on-the-go productivity.”

Quickoffice and Quickoffice Pro are available for purchase at Quickoffice.com or any leading online retailer of Palm OS applications, including PalmGear.com and Handango.com. Quickoffice retails for $39.95, while Quickoffice Pro retails for $49.95. Mobilefile retails for $49.95 and is available at Quickoffice.com.

Pick up a demo or make the purchase at the Quickoffice Web site.




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