Nokia to Bundle KOffice Based Office Viewer in Maemo 5 Devices


KOffice is an integrated office suite built on the KDE platform. It makes use of free and open standards like OpenDocument for its document formats, component communication and component embedding.

Their team proudly announced that Nokia has packaged their cross-platform office suite for the Maemo 5 environment with the addition of the new and finger friendly Maemo 5 UI.

It uses a specially designed interface to blend with Maemo 5.  One of the important aims right now   is to help KOffice fine-tune its loading and rendering of MSOffice documents. It should also be noted that all contributions to KOffice have been made directly inside the KOffice subversion repository.

This doc viewer will be shown for the first time at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam between October the 9th and the 11th. This release is a bit ill timed because the official KOffice2.1 release will likely be one or two weeks later making the Fremantle office use the release candidate at first.

Here is a quick sneak-pic of  KOffice on N900:



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