Quickoffice Announces webOS Office Productivity App

With the formal announcement of webOS 2.0 past us, Quickoffice has just announced their involvement with the most significant upgrade of the mobile OS to date. While the version that’s included in webOS 2.0 will replace Dataviz’s archaic and unsupported version by providing enhanced Office document viewing and cloud access capabilities, Quickoffice will be providing an upgrade with full editing capabilities.

As Quickoffice puts it:

Dallas, TX – October 7, 2010 – Quickoffice, Inc. the global leader in mobile office productivity solutions, today announced that Quickoffice software will be embedded on HP webOS smartphones running webOS 2.0, including the new Palm Pre 2 smartphone. The deal will be the first time the new Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite viewers have been bundled directly in webOS mobile devices.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite is the only webOS mobile solution to provide comprehensive viewing for Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint files along with mobile cloud storage access to a variety of services, including Google® docs, Box.net and Dropbox. By combining the rich development tools of webOS with Quickoffice’s years of technical experience building robust mobile office applications, Quickoffice was able to deliver an advanced app with a user-friendly interface. Quickoffice enables mobile users to remain productive when away from the office. In the near future, users will be able to purchase an upgrade which will enable robust editing of Office files, including those stored in the cloud, allowing users to make edits, share via email and/or easily save back to their remote repositories.

Through its strategic OEM partnerships, Quickoffice continues to aggressively grab Android marketshare, shipping on the latest Éclair 2.0/2.1, Cupcake and Donut 1.6 OS devices. In the third quarter alone, Quickoffice shipped pre-installed on the HTC Aria, Samsung Galaxy 3, Motorola Milestone XT760, Samsung Captivate, Motorola DROID 2, Motorola Milestone 2 with MotoBlur and LG Optimus GT540, and the recently announced DROID PRO. The company also continued its leadership on Symbian devices, as the embedded office app on the Nokia E7 and Nokia C7. In addition, Quickoffice shipped on the newest Dell tablet, the Dell Streak, and signalled its intent to develop its award-winning mobile office software for Palm webOS devices.

"Becoming the embedded mobile office application for the webOS platform is another key milestone in our strategy of bringing our award-winning product to every major mobile platform," said Gregg Fiddes, VP Sales and Business Development at Quickoffice. "webOS is extremely powerful, easy to use and provides consumers with an intuitive user experience. It’s a perfect fit for our application and we’re excited to continue to bring more features and functionality to webOS users."

"Mobile devices are changing how we live and connect, including when, where and how people work," said Joe Hayashi, vice president of Platform and Tools, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. "We’re thrilled to be working with Quickoffice to provide webOS users the productivity tools they need."

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite viewers will also be provided to existing webOS devices as part of HP’s ‘over-the-air’ (OTA) webOS 2.0 updates. Quickoffice will be expanding features and functionality for webOS in the coming months. To stay informed on the latest webOS development news, please follow us on Twitter or sign up for our Facebook page.

Can’t wait to see it, guys. Thanks for your support!

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