Did you know that there are nearly two cell phones in existence for every three people in the world? About 60 percent of the population now use mobile phones, with approximately 4.1 billion mobile phone subscriptions in operation. The simple cell phone has quickly become one of the most important gadgets in our everyday lives. And as the technology driving these devises continues to advance - from developing solar powered phones to using mobile navigation to reduce traffic jams - our reliance on our mobiles is also increasing.

In addressing our ever-changing needs for smartphone accessibility to marry up with desktop applications, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 brings the powerful Office 2010 tools you use every day at work, home or school directly to your mobile phone. This is a rich interface, which has been designed for small devices, and includes Word Mobile 2010, Excel Mobile 2010, PowerPoint Mobile 2010, OneNote Mobile 2010 and SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.

Outlook Mobile 2010 comes preinstalled on Windows phones 6.5 or later. And although Office Mobile 2010 is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites, or Office Web Apps, it will be released on Windows phones (Windows Mobile 6.5 or above) by the time that Microsoft Office 2010 is generally available.

Everything from viewing and editing your Office documents to taking notes while out and about is covered. Office Mobile promises to provide you with a world-class experience to help you stay productive wherever and whenever you are.

The Office Mobile applications have many of the same formatting tools that are already part of Microsoft Office. You are able to use bullets, numbering and font styles in Word Mobile 2010 and OneNote Mobile 2010. And you can even find cell formatting options in Excel Mobile 2010, such as borders, shading and font styles.

There's built-in support for working with images, too, with rich views of graphics across Office Mobile documents. SmartArt graphics are also supported in PowerPoint Mobile 2010. And how about using PowerPoint Mobile as a presentation aid? With PowerPoint Mobile 2010 and the Presentation Companion, you can connect your Windows phone to your PC via Bluetooth and use PowerPoint Mobile 2010 as your second monitor to easily view your presentation notes. You can even use your phone to advance your slides.

It's also easier to view documents over a shared network rather than download to your mobile device - a feature which will work with most smartphones. Mobile 2010 also allows you to send documents via e-mail or save them directly back to SharePoint Server 2010 if you use SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010. There's no need to wait until you are back at your PC; you can edit and save Office documents in real time while using your mobile. Online access means that you will also be able to access e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks from virtually anywhere, anytime.

Outlook Mobile 2010 brings powerful and familiar concepts from Outlook 2010 to your Windows phone when connected to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Conversation View allows you to save time by combining related messages that can be moved, categorised, or deleted in just a few clicks. It will be simple to find people in your organisation by searching your global address list directly from your smartphone. And with the improved clipboard on your Windows phone, copying and pasting to and from any other application on your smartphone promises to be simple and seamless.

If you're familiar with Microsoft Office, you will find it easy to use any of the Office Mobile applications as many of the same formatting, creating and editing tools are the same. For anyone who is interested in working while on the move, it's a good time to learn about the Office suite. Then, when you want to move out of your office, you will have the confidence to know you are as smart as the phone that's probably in your pocket right now.