A few weeks back, in mid-January we saw the introduction of OnLive Desktop for the iPad. At that time the OnLive Desktop promised to bring an “instant-response Windows desktop and full-featured Microsoft Office apps to your iPad.” And well, that setup could be found and used by simply heading to the iOS App Store and downloading the free OnLive Desktop app. That app brought goodies such as Microsoft Office with 2GB of free cloud based storage, full-featured document viewing and editing and a Windows 7 cloud desktop. Anyway, taking that out a step further and the folks behind the app/service have since launched the premium version.
This one arrives as the OnLive Desktop Plus which brings the same features as the free version along with gigabit-speed Flash-capable web browsing. This will set yo back $4.99 per month and is being touted as follows;
“What’s really cool is OnLive gigabit-speed browsing doesn’t come out of your local data usage; you might actually save money. OnLive Desktop Plus can dramatically reduce Web browsing data usage by as much as a factor of 10 or more, since only the top layer of the current view of a website is sent over your local Internet connection. So you get the world’s fastest mobile browser, at quite possibly the world’s best value.”
Otherwise, the OnLive Desktop Plus users can also expect to get “priority access” to all of those features that are included in the basic free service.