Symbian support for DOCX/XLSX


Quickoffice Premier 5.0 is the first mobile productivity software suite to support Office 2007 file formats on the S60 platform.


The Symbian S60 platform is used by Nokia, Samsung, and many other manufacturers, and you’ll find S60 smartphones in the hands of many people these days. Now all of those people can read and write Open XML documents on their phones. You can send a DOCX or an XLSX to a colleague with a Nokia 5500 Sport like the one shown here, and they can edit it and send it back.


There probably won’t be many books written on these devices, but I’ll bet quite a few busy managers will browse XLSX spreadsheets on them. Dataviz’s Documents to Go offers similar read/edit/create capabilities for the PalmOS (they support PPTX files too), and the iPhone offers Open XML support too.

Comments (5)

  1. Jack says:

    I hope they do it for Q3 too

  2. Dave S. says:

    I use DataViz 9 on a Palm Tungsten T-5. It only supports a subset of Excel – no macros/VBA. It also crashed when I tried to open a chart type that it didn’t handle.

    It’s still handy, but losing the cell formating wasn’t.  

    Maybe in 10 they have all the features, but by 9 they hadn’t.

  3. Doug Mahugh says:

    Erika’s Office Devcon overview. My brief mention of Office Devcon over the weekend was light on the details,

  4. Erika's Office Devcon overview. My brief mention of Office Devcon over the weekend was light on the