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Redmond has hinted it soon may bring Microsoft Office to the iPhone. In a Q&A with Tim 2.0'Reilly at the hypemeister's Web 2.0 Expo in downtown San Francisco this afternoon, Microsoft Office honcho Stephen Elop was asked how his aging desktop software suite would survive in a world increasingly obsessed with putting apps in the …


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  2. Peter Labrow

    Not yet, your not.

    Goodness. Buy yourself a dictionary.

  3. Dave

    The iPhone is not special

    Microsoft would be wasting their time making a special Office for iphone, after all the next version of Office will have a web interface anyway, as reported by the Reg recently.

  4. lansalot


    I only have a 16gb iPhone - will that be enough to load Office on ?

  5. Roy Stilling


    April Fool's Day is OVAH - O-V-A-H OVAH!

  6. Dan
    Gates Horns

    Coming full circle

    What's the chances that Office for the iphone will probably offer 95% of the functionality you need, and actually be a better package for a lower price than grown-up Office with all it's crazy add-ons and even more crazy price?

    That said, I can't help thinking they're hinting at this early to hinder sales of Quickoffice while they get their act together....

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Office Live pretty damned impressive actually

    I got to play with the browser based Office Live during one of Microsoft's Live @ Edu demonstrations and the really good big - it looks and plays like the Office of old. Even if most people never use Office's full range of features, Live scores highly because it looks like the program they've been using up until now.

    Google Apps are very nicely done, work well and play nicely, but IMHO they don't look as professional as the Office Live suite.

  8. N

    @ lansalot

    Rumour has it theres a 32Tb edition due this summer!

  9. Anonymous Coward

    Oh no - not ad supported on iPhone puh-lease!

    With bandwidth being as it is, coverage similarly so the last thing we consumers (OK me consumer) wants is additional lag just because some sky based servers, some trad based servers or some other time lag inducing arrangement wants to look up, download and then display ads.

    Apple: please keep apps ad free

  10. David
    Gates Horns

    Office won't run on the iPhone

    Apple will need to create a new device if they want that BLOAT to run on an iPhone

    Rumor has it that it will be called the iBrick and it will use FAT.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    Oh no

    more twatware to ignow-ah at the stow-ah...

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