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Software Review: DataViz Documents To Go 9

DataViz's Documents To Go Premium Edition 9 is impressive as always, but it has few new features. Here are a few things that are new to the $50 suite: You can edit comments, text boxes, and footnotes in Word; and the updated version of PowerPoint can open and save files as native PowerPoint files (previous versions of Documents To Go required conversion to a different file format). Unfortunately, Documents To Go still doesn't support Word's Track Changes tool.

Smart Phone Review: RIM BlackBerry 8703e

Not surprisingly, Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 8703e smart phone ($350, with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract) has all the features a mobile professional needs--particularly its intuitive e-mail system. On the flip side, the phone has none of the frills that many cell phone users love, such as a digital camera.

Smart Phone Review: Nokia E62

Nokia's new E62 has quickly emerged as a top smart phone choice, thanks to its roomy keyboard and easy-to-use tools. For example, setting up and using e-mail are a breeze, and the E62 easily handles attachments. At $200 (from Cingular), the E62 is one of the more affordable smart phones. There's no camera, however, and the phone doesn't support 3G service.

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