Quickoffice/SnapperMail Team for Attachments
Cutting Edge Software subsidiary has teamed with Snapperfish to develop integrated e-mail attachment solutions enabling Palm OS® handheld users to receive attachments via e-mail and view and edit those files in their native desktop format. In a releated release, CES has also announced that QuickOffice Pro will be bundled with the Kyocera 7135 Smartphone.
The initiative between the two companies has been ongoing since early 2002, when Snapperfish Ltd. was founded with a vision to create the ultimate mobile e-mail solution. The cooperative effort resulted in distinctive capabilities in Quickoffice 6.2 to open native desktop format HTML (hypertext markup language), TXT (text) and CSV (comma-separated-value spreadsheet) format documents for use in the Cutting Edge Software’s Quickword word processor and Quicksheet spreadsheet. Last year, SnapperMail® became the first to add direct support for native file attachment compatibility (including JPEG and ZIP, among others). Also, as the two companies forge ahead in their cooperative development, file compatibility support is planned for additional desktop file formats.
"Traditionally, in order to receive and view complex office attachments on wireless handheld devices, the industry has relied on expensive, unwieldy, and temperamental conversion servers to transform the files into something simple the handheld can read," said Will Lau, director of product design and business development at Snapperfish. "Our partnership with Cutting Edge Software has allowed our shared vision to become a reality, moving 180 degrees away from the problematic ‘middleware translation server’ approach and moving toward an elegant client-based solution that offers the optimum user experience of receiving, forwarding, viewing, and editing native desktop files directly on the mobile device."
"The Quickoffice/SnapperMail combination is the first in a series of groundbreaking solutions we will be unveiling this year," said Michael Compeau, Cutting Edge Software’s vice president of business development and planning. "Since releasing the very first Palm OS spreadsheet back in 1997, Cutting Edge Software will continue its tradition of pushing forward with innovations that further empower mobile professionals to be more productive on the go."
Pricing and Availability
SnapperMail Standard Edition is available as a free trial via electronic download from the SnapperMail Web site. Standard pricing for SnapperMail is $34.95. Quickoffice is also available as a free trial and retails for $39.95. Quickoffice Pro, which includes the Quickpoint presentation software, retails for $49.95. Both Cutting Edge Software and Snapperfish will be offering free trial versions of each other’s products in future releases of Quickoffice and SnapperMail.
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