you need to have a reason to buy Windows Mobile Professional – Right?
I’ve had comments and a couple of emails asking about functions on the E650. The E650 despite it’s natty design is a Windows Mobile Standard ( e.g. smartphone ) device, there are distinct differences of functionality in the Office Mobile suite between WM standard and WM professional devices which are summarised in the following table
|Document opens in Edit mode||Has two modes : View and Edit|
|Create New Documents||Cannot Create New Documents|
|Font formatting can be done
(has Font Dialog)
|No Font Dialog|
|Paragraph formatting can be done||No Paragraph formatting|
|Toolbar is present||No Toolbar|
|Create New Numbered and
|Cannot Create New lists|
|Has tools such as spelling check,
word count,and insert date
|Cut/Copy/Paste functions||No Cut/Copy/Paste|
|Default zoom level is 100%||Default zoom level is 75%|
|No different scrolling modes||Page scroll and line scroll|
the create new documents is the biggest bugbear – it seems a little stingy and as there are already workarounds for this it seems a little pointless to omit it.
hopefully this will be addressed in the patch that provides office 2007 compatibility to WM6 devices when it’s launched later this year.
I suppose that we have to look at this as a positive as at least we have some (if compromised) native Office functionality on Standard devices now – saves installing third party applications.