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Office Mobile upgrade for Windows Mobile 6 accidentally leaked

It appears that Jason Langridge, the de facto spokesman for just about anything that has to do with Microsoft's Windows Mobile, has inadvertently leaked the presence of an Office Mobile upgrade.

It appears that Jason Langridge, the de facto spokesman for anything that has to do with Microsoft's Windows Mobile, has inadvertently leaked the presence of an Office Mobile upgrade.

Jason, who works in Microsoft's Windows Mobile group in the United Kingdom, apparently blogged that Office Mobile 6.1 was available. A link to the download page was helpfully attached. Unfortunately, that was supposed to be an internal site, and not intended for public consumption.

The download page has since been removed and is no longer accessible. Jason now says that it should be available within the next two weeks.

The upgrade will apparently allow users to view and extract files from compressed .zip folders. Also, it should solve a compatibility issue that Office Mobile has with Office 2007 file formats.

You can also read more from PC World, which features a blow-by-blow account of what happened.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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