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Outlook 2013 RT and Office 2013 to ship free with forthcoming Windows RT 8.1 and smaller Windows 8 tablets respectively

Windows RT tablet users have not been too pleased about the absence of an official Outlook app and now it seems Microsoft has heard their pleas. The Redmond-based company mentioned in a blog post

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Windows RT tablet users have not been too pleased about the absence of an official Outlook app and now it seems Microsoft has heard their pleas. The Redmond-based company mentioned in a blog post that Outlook 2013 RT will be bundled along with the forthcoming Windows RT 8.1.

At the ongoing Computex, Windows CEO Tami Reller said that they were continuously listening to feedback from users and they have taken the request for an Outlook app seriously. The new Outlook 2013 RT will be available for Microsoft Surface and Windows RT tablet owners once they update to Windows RT 8.1 later this year. Outlook 2013 RT will join the likes of Office 2013 RT Home & Student edition, which are bundled with the OS.

Additionally, Reller also revealed Microsoft’s plans to ship a free copy of Office 2013 with future 7 and 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, TheVerge reports. The free bundle will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, though Reller did mention that it would still be the company’s choice if they wanted to bundle the free software suite with their tablets. The first tablet to include the Office 2013 suite could be Acer’s Iconia W3, which is the world’s first Windows 8 tablet recently unveiled at the Computex.

  • Published Date: June 6, 2013 1:36 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 6, 2013 1:37 PM IST