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Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users an Office app of their own

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:55PM EST
Office for Windows Phone Launch

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Microsoft will unveil more details about Windows 10 at an event later this month, at which point the company could also detail some other plans for the future including the launch of a special Office for Windows Phone app that would be on par with the company’s similar offerings for iOS and Android. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore talked about Office for Windows Phone in a post on Chinese social networking site Weibo, of all places.

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“First… as we end our 2014, I want to acknowledge the comments and letters you all have sent, noting that you’ve been frustrated seeing Microsoft launch new applications like Office on iOS and Android, without accompanying news around what will happen on Windows Phone,” Belfiore said. “I want to assure you that our Office team has not forgotten Windows Phone – we’re just aligning all of our news and announcements to a single event. You’ll hear much more about what we have planned before Chinese New Year.”

The Chinese New Year is set for February 19th this year, almost a month after Microsoft’s January 21st Windows 10 media event, where a new Office for Windows Phone app announcement also appears to be on the menu.

Additionally, the Microsoft exec stressed the importance of the Chinese market for the company, saying that other special features are coming to customers in the region.

“I’m excited about the new work and new software that’s coming in 2015. Our team in China has been writing features specifically for the China market, and you’ll get a chance to see a few of these in the coming months,” Belfiore said, without revealing additional information.

The image Belfiore posted on Weibo follows below.

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