Office Mobile 6.1 Confusion

Yesterday we posted about the availablity of Office Mobile 6.1 as an upgrade for those who have a licensed version of version 6 on their mobile devices. The info and download link for that post is now broken and Microsoft seems to have pulled the update.

This morning, Kevin Tofel of jkOnTheRun is sharing some additional information on this:


“Office Mobile has always been provided as an optional license for our partners so they can create a custom portfolio. That means that not all Windows Mobile devices have a full version (editing and creation capabilities) of Office mobile on their device. The full version of Office Mobile is being made available as a standalone application for Windows Mobile 6 (Standard and Professional) and Windows Mobile 5.0 Professional devices that do not have the application on their device. Pricing and exact availability are still being determined, but things are close.”

Looks like changes are afoot, so we’ll keep you updated as we know more.

UPDATE: From NeoWin comes word that the info put out yesterday from Microsoft was just a bit too hasty and was accidentally leaked by a Microsoft employee. The download page was only supposed to be available for internal testing.