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Microsoft Czech Republic Exec Stumbles On Office For Mobile

Microsoft is refuting a claim from one of its Office product managers that it is getting ready to unveil Office for the two largest smartphone platforms on the market. Speaking at a conference, Petr Bobek, a product manager with Microsoft's Czech Republic division, said Microsoft would release native Office apps for Android and iOS next year, according to a report from The Verge.

The Verge also got its hands on a press release outlining Microsoft's plan to offer Office 2013 to business customers in December, followed by a mobile version in March. However, Microsoft says the whole thing is just a big misunderstanding.

"The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate," Microsoft told The Verge in a statement, adding its by-now customary "We do not have anything further to share at this time."