If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

TechCrunch: Remember the ad where Microsoft attempts to position the iPad as a chopstick-playing toy and the Surface as a PowerPoint-editing machine?

Yeah, that’s why we can’t have nice things.

Microsoft just released Office for the iPhone. It lets users edit any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document. As the oh-so-catchy name states, Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers is Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers only, meaning the app is essentially $100 a year. It’s not “Office for iOS.” It’s just a way to open and partially edit Office files for those saps paying for Microsoft’s pricey cloud platform.

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In2iti0n2167d ago

The only thing stupider than paying $500 for an overpriced, and overhyped iPad is paying $600 for an even more lame, overpriced, and overhyped Surface. Meanwhile, real professionals will continue to perform Serious Business on a dual-display desktop PC and won't be changing anytime soon.

fatstarr2164d ago

i dont get why people would want to write a thesis on an ipad if it ever came down to it. typing on a tablet is clumsy and tedious.