Microsoft is pretty satisfied with sales of Microsoft Office for Mac, but they are not quite sure whether to make Microsoft Office for iPhone. The Mac App store was launched earlier this month and already makes up thirty percent of the sales from Apple.
The visitors of App store are offered Apple’s iWork components, which rival Office offerings, like pages and keynotes.
Recently, in an interview the senior director of Microsoft, Jason Bunge, informed that soon Microsoft Office will expand its perimeter to other platforms. What he said was not just a bluff as last week the company released its first piece of office tools, One-Note, for iPhone.
Although it was just a small portion of Office and possibly the most low key part, it is probably the beginning of something new. Microsoft did not rule out the possibility to bring the complete Office suite, rather, they said that they have intention of bringing these applications for other devices as well which in other words means… Microsoft Office for iPhone is coming soon.
In contrast, earlier this year Microsoft shipped two million Windows 7 phones to carriers. Although they have a lot of work ahead, they are about to pose a serious threat to iPhone. And Office is probably the most appreciated piece of software they have ever produced. Indeed the latest version, Office 10, is the strongest consumer edition in the company’s history.
Yes, Microsoft should look to extend the compatibility of their applications, but whether or not their best product should be provided to their rivals is going to be a huge decision. The One-Note version for iPhones was free at the iOS store.
In the last quarter of 2010 the company had earned a revenue of 19.95 billion dollar. Microsoft has Kinect sensors and sold eight million of them in just 60 days. So the company is inspired with their recent success, and this enthusiasm may lead them to bring Office to the iPhone.
Either way it goes, try Quickoffice app is pretty awesome, we use it quite often on iPad and iPhone