Office For iPad Release Is Imminent

This is not a surprise, but a welcome confirmation for the millions of business citizens of the world who have already adopted the iPad as a work tool: Microsoft Office is coming to the iPad in the next few weeks.

The Daily got its hands on a working prototype of the app, which apparently will have elements of the Metro interface. It will be full Office, capable of creating Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from scratch, as well as editing them. Apparently, Microsoft is going to pass on the Android version for the time being.

Back in the day, old timers like me used to say that you weren't serious unless you had two applications in your platform: Office and Photoshop. Well, it seems that both of these are imminent, just in time for the ultra-sharp and powerful iPad 3.

Unfortunately, no details or screenshots have been released yet. [The Daily]