The tablet did not really manage to make it big onto mainstream consciousness until the Apple iPad hit the scene, and many people started ditching their netbooks for tablets shortly after the iPad took off to much acclaim and success. With netbook sales on the decline and tablets on the rise, it goes without saying that playing games all day long on a tablet does not make sense, as one should also be productive as well. This is where Microsoft steps into the picture, offering Microsoft Office for the iPad as an official app. This version of Microsoft Office was rumored to be in the pipeline since November last year, and it seems as though the Office iPad app has finally been submitted for approval and is tipped to arrive in the coming weeks. Here is a thought – it could very well be announced at the same time that the iPad 3 is unveiled to the world this rumored March 7?

The user interface of Microsoft Office for iPad does remind one of the OneNote iPad app, sporting large buttons that are finger-friendly to boot. No idea on how much this particular app will cost, but let us keep our fingers crossed that it will feature the full range of functionalities that allows one to create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

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