I’ve added this entire press release as the product can be a very useful biz tool…
New Quickpoint Application Enables Users to View, Edit, Annotate and Present PowerPoint Presentations on their Palm Handhelds
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (September 25, 2002) – – Mobility Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: MOBE), a leading provider of innovative portable computing solutions for the mobile computer user, announced that its Cutting Edge Software subsidiary has launched
Quickoffice Pro for Palm OS(r) handhelds. Quickoffice Pro, an enhanced edition of the award-winning Palm OS office suite, includes Quickpoint, a powerful presentation tool for viewing, editing and using PowerPoint presentations on Palm Powered(tm) handhelds. Quickpoint enables users to synchronize presentation files with Microsoft PowerPoint, review and edit presentations on their handhelds and navigate through them in four different view options. The addition of this feature-rich presentation makes Quickoffice Pro a complete solution for those who depend on their Palm OS handhelds for on-the-go productivity.
Quickpoint includes several first-of-a-kind Palm OS features, providing mobile professionals with the most powerful presentation application available. For example, in addition to Outline, Slide and Notes views, Quickpoint is the first Palm OS presentation application to include a Thumbnail view, displaying four slides on the device screen. Quickpoint also offers users a first-of-its-kind capability to make and save free-hand annotations directly on individual slides.
Quickpoint synchronizes with PowerPoint files on the desktop PC through the Quickoffice Pro desktop and by adding a Quickpoint menu item in PowerPoint itself. Quickpoint comes equipped with a custom HotSync Technology-compatible conduit that integrates directly with the HotSync synchronization process with computers running Windows 98, NT, 2000 or XP. Users can either link their Quickpoint presentations to a PowerPoint presentation on their PC or simply copy the presentation for viewing and editing on the device. Quickpoint also supports synchronization and linking to network-stored PowerPoint files.
Regardless of where PowerPoint presentations are stored, changes made to linked Quickpoint presentations will automatically be made to their PowerPoint counterparts during synchronization and vice versa.
Other features of Quickpoint include:
* ability to choose from five slide view sizes
* zoom in and out on slides
* advanced font view choices via Hands High Software’s FontBucket technology
* ability to store and run presentations from expansion cards
* support for high-resolution Sony devices (Palm OS 4.x)
* choice of 8-bit or 16-bit color slide conversions for optimal memory usage
* printing options via Bachmann Software’s PrintBoy Office Pro
Future editions of Quickpoint will enable users to access PowerPoint presentations when away from the office using any wirelessly-enabled Palm OS device.
“Cutting Edge Software has always been committed to developing practical business applications that set new standards, fully leveraging the Palm OS and device capabilities,” said Michael Compeau, Cutting Edge Software’s vice president of business development. “Quickpoint provides Quickoffice Pro users with the ability to view, make changes, and annotate their PowerPoint slides. It really shines on high-resolution handheld devices.”
“This software enhancement re-affirms the leadership of Cutting Edge Software in the handheld industry,” said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Mobility Electronics. “We intend to leverage Cutting Edge Software’s industry-leading solutions in our iGo presentation products to provide mobile users with innovative solutions that make their lives easier and more productive.”
Quickoffice Pro is available for purchase at Quickoffice.com or any leading online retailer of Palm OS applications, including PalmGear.com and Handango.com. It retails for $49.95. Quickpoint is available as a standalone product for $29.99.
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