PC World’s Jared Newman:
With the news that Microsoft is making all of its mobile Office apps free—the iPad and upcoming Android tablet versions—you knew there had to be some caveats.
It’s nice that Office is free now on mobile devices. Well, free unless you want to use premium features. Windows is also free. On devices with screens smaller than 9 inches.
Microsoft is trying to compete with Google, but it can’t match Google’s “it’s all free” model unless it becomes an advertising company. Is the freemium model going to work like this? I’m not sure.