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PREANNOUNCEMENT: TextMaker for Pocket PC - Desktop-Class Word Processing On The Road
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 09.09.02 - 18:20:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6169x
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Just got yesterday the announcement from SoftMaker Germany, that also Pocket PC owners will soon be able to dump Pocket Word. SoftMaker has set the release date for a public beta version of TextMaker for Pocket PCs for September 30, 2002. Starting on this day, SoftMaker will make the beta available as a free download on their web site.

Pricing has also been announced for TextMaker for Pocket PCs. The standalone version will retail for US$49.95 (EUR 59.95), and a bundle with SoftMaker's Windows-based edition of TextMaker carries a price tag of US$69.95 (EUR 79.95).

TextMaker is the first finished component of SoftMaker Office  anywhere, a mobile office suite for Windows, Windows CE, and Linux which also comprises a Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet, a database package, and a PIM/groupware combo.

SoftMaker Office anywhere will be available in "regular" desktop and mobile editions, but also as an ASP or client/server edition running over the LAN or Internet.

The components of SoftMaker Office anywhere will be released step-by-step in 2002 and 2003.


  • Retail version of TextMaker for Handheld PCs: Product is shipping
  • Beta of TextMaker for Pocket PCs: September 30, 2002
  • Release version of TextMaker for Pocket PCs: Fall 2002

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Cheers ~ Arne

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