February 22, 2012, 7:45 AM —
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.