(PRWEB) February 21, 2003
Mobility Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: MOBE), a leading provider of innovative portable computing solutions for the mobile computer user, announced the availability of its Cutting Edge SoftwareÂs Quickpoint(tm) for Nokia Series 60 Platform smartphones. Quickpoint is the first of the award-winning Quickoffice(tm) suite to be created for both the Palm OS(r) and the Series 60 Platform, enabling synchronization with Microsoft(r) PowerPoint(r) and allowing users to review and deliver PowerPoint presentations using their smartphones.
The initial release of Quickpoint for Series 60 smartphones offers presentation viewing capabilities that include slide views at up to three zoom levels, speaking notes, slide thumbnails, and outline mode. In the next version of Quickpoint, due to be released in the near-term, Cutting Edge Software will include two distinct ways to present PowerPoint slide content. First, Quickpoint will function as a handheld prompter by remotely controlling a PC-based PowerPoint presentation. Using a PC with Bluetooth, the presenter will be able to view the presentation on the handset in any of QuickpointÂs four view modes, including the speaking notes view, while wirelessly advancing through a presentation. Secondly, Quickpoint will be able to be used in conjunction with an upcoming Bluetooth version of iGoÂs presentation adapter accessory, Pitch Duo, to allow Series 60-based handset users to present directly from the PowerPoint compatible file on the handset to SVGA or XGA projectors without the need for a PC at all.
When used in conjunction with the next-generation Pitch Duo display adapter, the presenter has the same four view modes available for presenting material without the need for a PC. Pitch Duo will attach to projectors or monitors by a standard VGA connector and will also support Bluetooth wireless connectivity to smartphones. Series 60 handset users will be able to review and give presentations and advance through their slides wirelessly from almost anywhere within a room, with or without using a PC. Leveraging the integrated camera on Series 60-based Nokia imaging handsets, such as the Nokia 3650 and 7650, users of the next-generation Pitch Duo presentation adapter can also display photos on a projector or monitor.
ÂExtending business applications to the mobile environment is a critical step for increasing productivity and enabling the delivery of real-time information,Â said Jake Sagehorn, director, Business Applications Business Unit, Nokia. ÂThe ability to run presentations from a Series 60 handset is a great example of how a software application can enhance the mobile experience of business professionals.Â
ÂThe Quickoffice portfolio of mobile applications has won numerous awards since Quicksheet was created for the Palm OS back in 1996,Â said Paul Moreton, Cutting Edge SoftwareÂs vice president of operations and sales. ÂQuickoffice is regularly honored as the best-of-the-best, and itÂs exciting to begin providing our customers with compatible products across multiple leading mobile device platforms.Â
Quickpoint for Series 60 is available now from http://www.quickoffice.com and http://www.handango.com. The complementary iGo Pitch Duo display adapter with Bluetooth support is scheduled for release in March.
About Mobility Electronics, Inc.
Mobility Electronics, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative products and solutions for the mobile computing user. The companyÂs unique product portfolio includes widely compatible docking stations for portable computers; connectivity and video products for handheld computing devices; expansion products for desktop, server and portable computers; and power products and accessories for portable computing devices of all types. The companyÂs technology base includes its award-winning Split Bridge(r) technology and multi-function Card Bus, high-speed bus expansion and portable computing device power technologies.
Mobility Electronics possesses a broad range of internally developed intellectual property with numerous patents, patents pending, license agreements and/or strategic relationships with industry leaders such as Avocent, LSI Logic, Molex Corporation, National Instruments, 2C Computing and Philips Semiconductors. The companyÂs subsidiaries include MAGMA, which focuses on expansion products, Portsmith, Inc., which focuses on the handheld market, Cutting Edge Software, Inc., which develops, markets and supports software solutions for the mobile professional and enterprises, and iGo Direct Corporation, which is a leading mobile computer solution provider. Mobility Electronics markets its products through a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors, resellers, retail channels and direct catalog and e-commerce channels.
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