We know that Office 2010 will be launched in June 2010 and we now have confirmation from one popular online retailer that the launch date is likely to be the 30th of June, that is the last day of the Q2 2010.
Play.com lists six Microsoft Office 2010 products as available on this day. These include Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 (3 user license) on sale for £110, the one-user license version PKC (Product Key Card) which costs £90, Home and Business 2010 edition (£240 and £190 respectively) and Office Professional 2010 (£430 and £300 respectively).
Unfortunately, Play, just like Amazon, won't be selling the various versions of the office suite for cheaper than the SRP.
Still you can easily get save a whopping 37 percent off the price of Office 2010 (Home and Student) by buying the corresponding Office 2007 edition right now for £70 from Amazon and upgrade when it becomes available, something akin of what Microsoft did with Windows XP and Vista.
This means a tidy saving of £40 and the promise of being able to download the application as soon as it becomes available.
Office 2010 is already available as a release candidate and should be a massive revenue generator for Microsoft despite the threat of online application suite from Zoho or Google. You can read more about our coverage of Office 2010 here.