It appears Microsoft is planning an iPad-oriented version of its Office business app, according to a new report.
Reportedly, the Windows maker is working vigorously on adapting its popular software suite for the iOS tablet. Microsoft already offers a selection of apps for the iPad, including Bing, MSN Onit and MSN OnPoint, though an Office app could prove most successful for the company. With millions of people using Office, along with the Apple iPad making up over 80 percent of the tablet market, the result would be financially bountiful.
While neither Microsoft nor Apple have confirmed such reports, it is likely that the app would work with Office 365, as well as mobile versions, such as Windows Phone’s Office Hub. With such compatibility, the software would likely be priced significantly lower than existing Office products, rather than if it were a stand-alone app. Currently Apple charges $10 for its Pages, Numbers and Keynote products, perhaps the Microsoft Office app will be similarly priced.
Source: The Daily
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