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Microsoft Office for the iPhone?

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: April 2, 2009 02:43PM
Author: DLS2008

Microsoft Office isn't coming just yet, but it's getting closer. At the Web 2.0 Expo, Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft Business Division, hinted that Microsoft Office may be coming for the iPhone. However, when questioned about the statement by the interviewer, Elop said, "Not yet, keep watching." Currently, the iPhone allows users to view Microsoft Office files, but there is no support for creating or editing them. This has caused some business users to hold off on purchasing an iPhone and stick with Blackberry which supports creating and editing Office files.

However, for those iPhone users looking for a way to edit Office files, there's still hope. Quickoffice will be releasing an application to the iTunes App Store that will allow iPhone users to create and edit Word and Excel files. It will be released sometime this month and will retail for $13 USD per application (Word and Excel are separate) or $20 USD for the set. Screenshots and more information is available on the Quickoffice website.



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d3bruts1d on April 2, 2009 03:28PM
There is also Google Docs... while it doesn't allow you to create Word or Excel files from the site, you can edit them (to some extent). I'm looking forward to seeing what QuickOffice can do.

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