Office on the iPad rumors, a bulkier iPad 3 case, and desktop-ready Android?

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Office seen on the iPad, according to The Daily

You see rumors everywhere around the web, but on this page, every week, you only see rumors that we think are worth more than a big headline. This week, we’re digging into Office on the iPad, the iPad’s supposedly revealed guts, and a suggestion that Android 5.0 wants to run on your desktop, too--kind of.

Here’s one that came true overnight: Barnes & Noble is selling an 8 GB version of their Android-powered Nook tablet for $199, through Wal-Mart and B&N’s own retail channels. It’s intended to compete with the Kindle Fire, and in many ways, the Nook is a worthy competitor, with more space offered to store non-Nook content than the fairly Amazon-bolted Fire.

Microsoft almost ready to release Office for iPad

Source: The Daily

Details: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint would, in the coming weeks, pending Apple’s App Store approval, be available on the iPad. One could create new files, edit files saved in the Office Web Apps/SkyDrive cloud (and, presumably, files picked up from email or Dropbox or elsewhere), and finally justify the purchase of a travel-ready Bluetooth keyboard.

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