The Verge is reporting that in early 2013 Microsoft will be releasing it`s Office suite for iPhone and iPad around February or March with an Android version dropping around May.
“Microsoft’s Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality. Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product. Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move… Microsoft will allow iOS users to purchase an Office 365 subscription within the app, or let organizations distribute codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users. The apps will allow for basic editing, but we’re told this won’t go very far in attempting to replace regular full use of a desktop Office version.”
good news, hopefully Microsoft can stick to their release schedule, not impressed with this in-app nickel and dime purchases, just set a (reasonable) price and let me buy the suite.