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Quickoffice Unveils Microsoft Office Viewer for Android

February 19, 2009

Dallas-based office productivity software provider Quickoffice has unveiled the industry’s first Microsoft Office viewer for the Android platform.

By using Quickoffice for Android, T-Mobile G1 phone users are able to access, view and manage their Word and Excel files. Last month, Quickofficereleased an Office application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The new viewer allows users to access and view .doc and .xls files sent via a Gmail attachment or stored on a memory card. Users are able to zoom and scroll down the documents without losing the original document formatting.
"With the Android platform quickly gaining popularity, it's important that critical functionality for mobile users, such as document viewing, is developed," commented Gregg Fiddes, vice president of sales and strategic partnerships at Quickoffice. "We are excited to make this feature available to T-Mobile G1 users with the launch of our award-winning software. We're committed to providing our office productivity solutions across leading smartphone operating systems, and look forward to launching more features and functionality for Android later this year."
Another important feature offered by the platform is the ability to hyperlink telephone numbers, Web sites and e-mail addresses directly from Word files. With this capability, users will be able to place a call and visit a Web address or e-mail with the touch of a button.
With Quickoffice for Android, users can manage office files even while traveling. Using the built-in Quickoffice 1.0 file manager, they can also navigate through folders on their memory card, rename and delete files, view properties and sort documents by name, type, size or date modified.
Quickoffice for Android is being offered at the introductory price of $7.99.
The company has a proven track record in providing a range of mobile office productivity software and solutions including its flagship smartphone office suite, Quickoffice Premier, its Content Transformation Solution (CTS) infrastructure and the Bitflash Rich Media Engine.
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Divya Narain is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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