Nov 30

Although the iPad tablet is preparing to enter in the third year of existence, Microsoft is now thinking to port the Microsoft Office suite for iOS platform. Microsoft already has an iPhad version of Office suite but now the application is tested by engineers and is unavailable to the public. The information comes from The Daily newspaper that has managed to talk to a source inside Microsoft revealed plans to release Office suite for iOS.

It’s assumed that both of these would work with Office 365 as well as mobile versions, such as Windows Phone’s Office Hub. Because it would be compatible with these full suites rather than as stand-alone apps, the pricing will most likely be significantly lower than existing Office products.

Besides iOS version, Microsoft is preparing a new version of Mac OS X Lion of Office suite but for now it is not yet know when the new applications will become available. I think that a version for iPhone or iPad suite of Office would be extremely popular in App Store especially because iOS does not have a native method to open any kind of documents. I hope that Microsoft may launch as soon as possible its applications and I hope that they will be available at reasonable prices, lower than those for which we can buy Numbers, iWork, etc…

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