It’s a tough battle for anyone creating a word processor, but Corel continues to push out steller products. This one is focused dead center on the SMB market.
The new feature in this edition is the release of WordPerfectÆ Mail: which claims uses industry-leading speed to locate the e-mail and information you need faster than ever before. Corel’s press release reads WordPerfect Mail provides lightning-fast search capabilities, outstanding spam-blocking, a contact manager, shared calendaring, RSS feeds and more – and doesn’t require an expensive in-house mail server. WordPerfect Mail can send and receive e-mail from any ISP or mail server that supports POP3 or IMAP protocolsñincluding Microsoft Exchange.
Starting this week, WordPerfect Office 12 – Small Business Edition will be available directly from www.wordperfect.com and via leading resellers in the U.S. including Amazon, CDW, Dell, PC Connection and PC Mall. In Canada, WordPerfect Office 12 – Small Business Edition will be sold by resellers including Dell and Softchoice. In the U.S. the suggested retail price (SRP) for WordPerfect Office 12 – Small Business Edition is $179 USD (upgrade version) and $349 USD (full version). In Canada, the SRP is $229 Cdn (upgrade) and $439 Cdn (full).
Cnet writes Corel said the WordPerfect Mail e-mail software is not Internet-based, like Yahoo’s free consumer offering, but instead functions as a traditional desktop mail application. The software is based on e-mail technology acquired by Yahoo in its buyout of Stata Labs in October 2004. Carriere said that Corel had already been in talks with Stata, which made the Bloomba e-mail client when Yahoo made the acquisition.