Sharp puts Word files on phones

CNET Asia staff
Sharp said it has developed a way for cell phones to display business documents and graphics. The technology enables users to view Adobe Acrobat files and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the tiny liquid crystal display screens cell phones use, according to Sharp, which worked with Canadian company BitFlash to develop the Electronic Document Display System.

The technology enables the user to zoom in to the files in order to read the text. The ability to zoom in and out of documents is based on an international Extensible Markup Language standard called Scalable Vector Graphics-Tiny. The rendering software will be embedded in the new Vodafone V601SH Mobile Phone by Sharp, sold in Japan.

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