Microsoft ‘Looking at’ Bringing Office to the iPad?

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Microsoft has revealed to T3 that it is looking at the possibily of releasing Office for Mac for the Apple iPad, although any official word is far from confirmed.

"Yeah, it’s something that we’re looking at," said Microsoft Senior Product manager Mike Tedesco. "Obviously the announcement (of the iPad) is really fresh and there’s nothing to announce or nothing that I can talk to you about today.

There’s been lots of good news and rumors this week about increasing business support for, and interest in, the iPad.  One of the bigger headline items is this one about the prospect of MS Office coming to the iPad. 

I’m sure this would be a big win for Apple, although personally I very rarely need any Office apps – as I get by just fine with Google Documents and other similar apps.  If Office does come to the iPad, it will be fascinating to see how it is priced – given that Apple’s own iWork apps are going for just $9.99 each.

How big a deal would Office on the iPad be for you all?

Source: T3 via iPad in Canada

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