Microsoft bringing Office Mobile to "other leading Smartphone platforms"

As pointed out by WMPoweruser, a new Microsoft job posting is leading the tech world to believe that Redmond has something big planned for the mobile version of its popular Office suite. Microsoft has made it very clear that Office 2010 will be a big part of their upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. A mobile version of Office is already something that even Windows Mobile 6.5 users have become accustomed to.

What Microsoft's latest job posting brings to our attention is the company's multi-platform approach to Office Mobile. The posting is for a "Software Development Engineer - Office Mobile Job" and highlights the following interesting tidbits of information:

"In addition to the current Windows Mobile 6.5 and upcoming WM7 clients, with the recently announced alliance between Microsoft and Nokia we are working to bring Office Mobile to hundreds of millions of Nokia smartphone owners, followed by other leading Smartphone platforms."

"This unique position involves technical challenges of working across multiple operating systems and devices as well as the chance to work with teams across the company and around the world."

Windows Phone 7 isn't even out the door yet and already, Microsoft is hard at work to make sure that Office Mobile can do for mobile devices what Office has done for desktops--deliver a rich productivity suite on as many devices as humanly possible. While the job description doesn't spell out any specific platforms other than Nokia's, "leading Smartphone platforms" will likely include iOS, Android, and RIM, seeing as they are the current big three.

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