OK, there’s not much to this one yet – but if it proves accurate this will be very exciting news. The Daily’s Word on the Street section reports that Microsoft Office may soon be coming to the iPad.
According to sources, the tech giant is actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple’s tablet. With the iPad making up over 80 percent of the tablet market and millions of people worldwide using Office, that could mean big bucks for the tech giant based in Redmond, Wash.
Though this would take away a unique selling point for Windows 8 tablets (if they ever make it to market) it would also be a very smart move for Microsoft I think. I’m not sure they’re ever going to catch up and be a major force in the smartphone and tablet arena in terms of hardware – but there will be huge demand for their Office suite on the iPad, especially if they price it well. If they price it at around the same level as Apple’s iWork suite for iOS ($9.99 per each app) I would imagine they will be best selling apps.
I’m not an Office user anymore and Pages, Numbers, and Keynote work just fine for me when I do need Office-like capabilities. How about you guys? Would you like to see MS Office come to the iPad?