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WORKAROUND: Get Office Mobile working on Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 06.05.07 - 12:39:43 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 19433x
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One of the great benefits of Windows Mobile 6 Standard (you know, formerly known as Windows Mobile Smartphone) over previous Windows Mobile Smartphone versions is the fact, that Windows Mobile 6 natively includes Office Mobile (including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile) as seen on Pocket PCs before only. This means that you can open and edit Office files (creating new ones is possible with a workaround only but this is a different story) as well as saving the changes. However, Office Mobile is designed for Windows Mobile 6 Standard only and not available as a separate download.

Now some folks extracted Office Mobile from a release version of Windows Mobile 6 Standard and made it available as a cab download which is simply installed on a Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone and here we go - your Smartphone has Office Mobile as well now.

I'm not saying that this way of providing Office Mobile is legal since it isn't due to the fact that it is a crack and it's breaking the copyright Microsoft has on Office Mobile but I can understand that happy users of a Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone cannot accept the fact, that they don't get Office Mobile for their beloved devices, especially if the manufacture of the device hasn't announced Windows Mobile 6 upgrade plans so far.

Cheers ~ Arne

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