SOURCE: Quickoffice

February 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Quickoffice® Debuts First Microsoft® Office Viewer for the Android Platform

New Mobile Application Enables Viewing of Word® and Excel® Documents and Includes a Simple-to-Use File Manager

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Quickoffice, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile office productivity software, today announced the release of its first Microsoft Office viewer for the Android platform, Quickoffice for Android. The product enables T-Mobile G1 phone users to access, view and manage their Word and Excel files.

With Quickoffice, users can access and view .doc and .xls files sent via a Gmail attachment or stored on a memory card. The viewing features include robust zoom and scrolling throughout the documents, all while retaining the integrity of the original document formatting. Both Word and Excel documents can also be saved to the device directly from Gmail to view later. In addition, telephone numbers, Web sites and email address are hyperlinked directly from Word files, allowing users to quickly call, visit a Web address or email with one touch.

"With the Android platform quickly gaining popularity, it's important that critical functionality for mobile users, such as document viewing, is developed," said 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."

Quickoffice for Android also makes it easy for users to manage office files on the go. The built-in Quickoffice 1.0 file manager allows users to easily navigate through folders on their memory card, rename and delete files, view properties and sort documents by name, type, size or date modified.

Quickoffice will be available in Android Market for an introductory price of $7.99. For more information, please visit http://www.quickoffice.com/quickoffice_android/

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About Quickoffice, Inc.

Quickoffice is the world leader in providing mobile office productivity software and solutions for mobile devices. The company's robust product suite includes its flagship smartphone office suite, Quickoffice® Premier, its Content Transformation Solution (CTS) infrastructure and the Bitflash® Rich Media Engine. Quickoffice Premier is an award-winning smartphone application that provides native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages. The software ships as an on-device solution on tens of millions of smartphone devices annually. The CTS client/server infrastructure offers network optimized, anytime, anywhere access to digital content and high-definition viewing of such content. The Bitflash Rich Media engine is the industry's highest rated SVG-T engine providing rich user experiences on over 300M mobile devices worldwide. Platforms supported by Quickoffice include Symbian®, Palm®, BlackBerry®, iPhone® and Android. Privately held, Quickoffice Inc. is based in Dallas with offices in London, Ottawa, and St. Petersburg.

More information is available at www.quickoffice.com.

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