Microsoft Pointed The Daily Claim As ‘Bad Info’, Promises Clarifications In ‘Coming Weeks’

Posted on Feb 22 2012 - 4:40am by Editorial Staff

There was a “huge” interesting turn around over the ongoing debate regarding Office for iPad. Yesterday, we reported that tablet newspaper The Daily had reportedly seen an iPad version of Microsoft Office that according to the publication is said to be submitted to Apple.

Over this, first the New York Times has received a comment from the company, who stated that the rumors aren’t true – a Microsoft spokesperson told reporter Brian X. Chen, “The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.” – followed with this later on,  Microsoft has also told Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet that the image run by The Daily is a fake and a story run by The Daily was inaccurate – but, once again, refused to comment on whether it was or was not building an iPad version of Office.

After this, The Daily’s editor Peter Ha has taken to micro-blogging site Twitter, calling Microsoft out on the images, and saying, “They were not fake at all. In fact, says Ha, the app was demonstrated to them by a Microsoft employee.” Ha even provided an image of the Office app icon running on a 3G iPad, which even also ran with the original article as a proof.

The company at the end of the day put it up their final words, saying on micro-blogging site, “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the “coming weeks.””

Now working and thinking towards any conclusion – if we noted correctly the software giant is not denying the fact that there is an existence of a project to bring the Office productivity to the iPad – but instead it make some wind clear point over the Daily’s story, which still claimed that the software is being submitted to Apple in the new few weeks. The Redmond-based software giant almost never comment or agree on rumor or speculations – well as soon as we get more updates on this, we will update you all too soon.

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