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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Am I missing something here?
by rklrkl on Wed 7th Nov 2012 19:39 UTC
rklrkl
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2005-07-06

OK, "viewing documents on the move" is a little far-fetched when you need an active Net connection to do so. You also have to pay a subscription to edit docs too!

So how is this better than the free/cheap Office document viewers/editors that are already out there on Android/iOS? Heck, I've already got two of them from Amazon UK's Free App of the Day (Smart Office 2 and OfficeSuite Professional 6)...

Edited 2012-11-07 19:39 UTC

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grumpyoldman Member since:
2012-10-08

Better in the lines of Microsoft's view point and interests - and for business' wanting software that, you would think or wish, should have no issues at all working with Office Docs.

But as a general consumer that have options like the free Kingsoft Office mobile app and what you've mentioned above, who just wants to be able to read some documents or make an occassional document, not much there really.

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