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Office Viewer for Nokia N900

23 January 2010Entry by

A few days ago, it has been released an alpha version of Office Viewer for Nokia N900 called Koffice. This application would complement the mobile functionalities of the Nokia N900 as it gives to the users to carry with them any Office document such as text, spreadsheet or presentation.

The Koffice is basically an application to view word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentation as it supports text files, spreadsheets and presentation in OpenDocument format (ODF) and Microsoft Office formats.  The most important features are the option to open more than one file at once (multiple documents), open the office documents from emails and search, copy and paste in office files from the N900´s documents.

This shows both how portable and lean on resources KOffice is” says Inge Wallin, the marketing coordinator of Koffice as it points out an important feature that this application brings to the Nokia N900, the possibility to use the device to give presentation. Further, the Koffice is a great complement to work along the web program Google Docs in my opinion (while waiting for an office editor).

Apart from this application new, there is another important process. As some of you might know, Nokia has been working with Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework for developers to encourage them as it gives everything needed to create web-enabled desktop, mobile and embedded applications (For more information, please click here). So, the Maemo OS is in the process of moving to Qt meaning that the come up of the Office viewer marks the begin of Qt based applications in the future.

The application requires the last firmware update (PR1.1) and you can install it as it available on the Maemo repositories. For further installations details, please click here. Don’t forget that it’s an alpha version.



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