Analysts are convinced that Microsoft will eventually release Office for iOS and Android, with some of the more bullish estimating that the Redmond, Wash., developer could generate billions from app sales.
Others, however, have worried that Microsoft's window of opportunity is relatively small because of a rapid shift to smaller, 7-in. and 8-in. tablets, which are substandard platforms for creating content, and that it must act soon.
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