T-Mobile G1 gets Microsoft Office, Exchange support via DataViz

DataViz releases its Documents to Go office suite and RoadSync beta for Android, bringing document editing and Exchange ActiveSync to the T-Mobile G1.

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DataViz announced on Thursday that it is now offering Documents to Go Standard Edition version 1.0 and a beta version of RoadSync through the Android Market. The two applications will give T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic owners the capability, for the first time, to work with Microsoft Office documents and get support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Documents to Go has long been available for Windows Mobile and Palm devices, but now Android users can finally have the capability of viewing, editing, and creating Word and Excel documents through the productivity suite. The suite's editing capabilities are vast, including support for track-changes, multiple zoom levels, bold, italics, underline, bulleted and numbered lists, embedded pictures, insert and delete rows and columns, cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, save, and save as. You'll be able to use your smartphone's touch screen, trackball, and keypad to perform such tasks.

The app supports native Word and Excel files from Microsoft Office 97, 2000, X, XP, 2003, and 2007 for Windows (and 98, 2001, 2004, and 2008 for Macs), and files can be opened whether they are transferred via Bluetooth, USB, memory cards, or as an e-mail attachment.

More good news for the corporate set is the availability of RoadSync. Though available only in beta right now, the app finally brings direct push synchronization with Exchange Server 2003 and 2007, and the beta supports push e-mail, attachments, and contacts.

Both applications are available now through the Android Market. Documents to Go Standard Edition will be offered for a special introductory price of $19.99 (regularly $29.99), while RoadSync beta is available as a free download until May 31, 2009.

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