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Microsoft trying to make Windows RT work as a phablet OS

Published Sep 20th, 2013 8:45AM EDT
Microsoft Windows RT Phablets

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Think consumers are confused by the differences between Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT? Just wait until Microsoft unleashes Windows RT: Phablet Edition. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is still trying to find uses for its tablet-only Windows RT platform, which has of late become even less relevant now that Intel has come out with its line of power-saving Haswell chips that should give a major power boost to tablets running on Windows 8. Microsoft’s solution, says ZDNet, is to make Windows RT the go-to platform for Windows phablets by blending elements of the operating system in with Windows Phone. The good news about this is that it will pave the way for Microsoft to have a single common store for Windows Phone and Windows RT apps that will presumably run on both platforms.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.