In a blog post from Paul Thurrott at his Windows Supersite, Outlook RT is supposedly in testing. Paul claims that while visiting the Microsoft Campus he managed to meet a group of employees whom had Outlook running on their Windows RT tablets.
I was told, however, that Outlook RT didn’t make the cut for the initial release of Windows RT because of a firmware bug in the ARM chipset that would cause the application to hang or crash over time. This is different from what a source had told me previously—something about battery life issues—but neither Outlook RT user professed to notice anything like that. Interesting.
The good news is that Outlook RT is out in the wild and we may see it soon, however a lack of official notice from Microsoft might leave some of us Windows RT users wondering. The main question is, will it be free, as the Office RT suite was, or will we have to pay for an upgrade to acquire it? Paul Thurrott mentioned that Microsoft might make it available as part of Office 365, however this is not confirmed.
Another question on users minds will be if Outlook is going to be a Metro App or a Desktop application? If I were a guessing man, I would guess a Desktop app since that would require much less effort from Microsoft Office team.