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December 3, 2007

Windows Mobile 6.1 spotted, Office Mobile 6.1 shipped

Posted by David Hunter at 8:57 PM ET.

The Boy Genius Report got hold of a new Motorola Q9 phone with Wi-Fi and were surprised to see that it is running Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. Hit the link for commentary and 100 pictures, but the changes while pleasant aren’t that large since it is a point release. The most popular around the phone gadget sites seems to be the threaded SMS.

Coincidently, another 6.1 appeared last week, Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1 which was finally released after having been shipped and then withdrawn in September. The biggest change is support for the Open Office XML (OOXML) document formats introduced with Office 2007. Other enhancements are:

One other change – Windows Mobile users pining for Office Mobile but left bereft by their carriers can now buy Office Mobile 6.1 direct from Microsoft for $50 via

Filed under Microsoft, OOXML, Office, Office 2007, Office Mobile, Standards, Windows Mobile, Windows Mobile 6

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