Microsoft's Ballmer Torpedoes Prospects for MS Office on iPad

During the launch of Microsoft's Office 365, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer was asked about MS Office for iPad, a project that has long been partially leaked and rumored. His reply was that he had nothing to say on that subject, then went on to explain.

The question was, according to BloombergBusinessweek News, "How's that Office for iPad coming along?" Mr. Ballmer's response was:

I have nothing to say on that topic. We’re very glad with the product, very happy with the product that we’re putting in market. It makes sense on the devices like the Mac and the PC. We have a product that we think makes a lot of sense. We do have a way for people always to get to Office through the browser, which is very important. And we’ll see what we see in the future."

All at once, that comment both closes the door for the time being and leaves the door open for a future change if the situation warrants.