Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 14:21 UTC
Microsoft Another (this time, unsurprising) scoop by The Verge: "Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription." Smart move to get users to go subscription.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I knew that had to be the only way MS would do this. Their phone isn't going to capture market share overnight nor will the Windows tablet like things take over the tablet market. If they aren't careful someone else will take over the office app category for those devices, with the possibility to then spread to the desktop.

I still can't understand why libre/open office hasn't tried to fill that gap.

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