Corel Corporation Teams with Dell To Bring WordPerfectÆ Office Tools to Dell Customers

DellÆ SmartStep 150D users will benefit from the power, precision & control provided by Corel’s award-winning business productivity software
Ottawa, Canada – June 17, 2002 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSX: COR) today announced that WordPerfectÆ 10 and QuattroÆ Pro 10 will be included on the DellÆ SmartStep 150D desktop computer. This agreement is a significant development for Corel and its ongoing relationship with Dell.
The SmartStep 150D desktop systems come pre-loaded with WordPerfect 10 and Quattro Pro 10 from Dell starting June 15, 2002. SmartStep 150D is the perfect first computer or additional home system for the Internet-savvy family. The basic configuration includes an IntelÆ Celeron processor at 1.2 GHz, 128 MB SDRAM, 20 GB Hard Drive, PC speakers, a 15-inch (14-inch viewable) monitor and a modem available in the United States and Canada.
“We are thrilled to add Dell to our roster of market-leading hardware vendors that are now providing their customers with WordPerfect and our other productivity tools,” said Steve Houck, executive vice-president of strategic relations at Corel Corporation. “With this bundling agreement, we have joined forces with an industry leader which – like Corel – enjoys a long-standing reputation for innovation and excellence. Through this partnership, we are able to connect with more customers by giving them tools that will truly enrich their computing experience.”
WordPerfect 10, the latest version of Corel Corporation’s award-winning word-processing package, offers customers unprecedented precision and control over their document creation. Complete with Reveal Codes, Publish to PDF, support for WindowsÆ XP and MicrosoftÆ Word documents, including Microsoft Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP), WordPerfect 10 provides a number of powerful features to improve productivity. Quattro Pro 10 is a flexible spreadsheet application that lets users manage, analyze, report, share data and organize information. It helps users make informed business decisions by providing the tools they need to produce tables, financial forms, lists, databases and professional-level charts and reports with tremendous ease.
My spin:It’s very good to see that Corel is expanding its visibility and reach. I’ve used Word Perfect for over 10 years and although I’ve been forced to use Word – as most other businesses use Word – I still like to use Word Perfect!

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