Microsoft Still Showing 6.5 Some Love, Releases Office Mobile 2010


It’s been a good week for those had concerns about how much effort Microsoft was going to put into their "legacy" Windows Mobile OS. First we get an update to Bing, which includes a fairly significant feature upgrade in voice assisted navigation. Today, Microsoft announced Office Mobile 2010 in conjunction with the release of the desktop and web versions of their flagship product.

According to the press release (opens in new tab), users of Windows Mobile 6.5 that have a previous version of Office Mobile will be able to upgrade for free through the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Office Mobile 2010 adds support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as well as updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

If you haven’t already, head over to the Marketplace for your free copy. Let us know what you think!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • My market place app isn't working :(
    Is there any way to download the cab file?
  • Same here. The Office 2010 shows up sporadically in the Marketplace and when I select it, I never make it pass the loading stage, not even showing me the summary page. Probably servers are getting hammered by now... although are there really that many people with WM6.5? Wow, what a surprise :P
  • Hmm, already using this on my cooked rom for treo pro! It's good til now
  • The download and install worked fine for me but when open them (excel, word, one note) I don't see any difference.
  • For the guys that can't make marketplace work: alter the catalog region to another, it's work for me.
  • What about WinMo 6.1 users? I have Office Mobile too.
    Marketplace is down here too.
  • Upgrade! Seriously though, I'm not sure. I don't know if there is a technical reason why it won't work or not. Can you see it in the Marketplace? It's possible that you can purchase it, just no free upgrade.
  • I don't see any change to Outlook, ie Contacts and Email hasn't changed! Anyone else?
  • I had the previous beta installed, which expired about a week ago. After seeing the article, I opened Marketplace, which only showed MS office if I did a search for Office. And then, it wouldn't install or uninstall the previous version then install. But it said Office was already installed. So, I had to exit Marketplace, uninstall Office, then go back into Marketplace & let Marketplace install the newer version. Which brings a question. My phone says this, too, is a beta. The article didn't indicate that. So, is this a later beta that will expire at some point or is the notation that it's beta some bad info left over from the previous version?
  • Have you checked that the color scheme has been tweaked in order to suit the company's Office 2010, while the interface has been updated to be a bit more touch-friendly.