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Microsoft Windows RT Licensing Fees Cut

Microsoft tries to stave off Windows RT flop by slashing fees

June 3rd, 2013

Microsoft’s struggles to make inroads in the tablet market with Windows RT are well documented, but the company still seems to think it can make lemonade out of what has been described as a very large lemon. Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that Microsoft plans to cut licensing fees for Windows RT in an effort to boost interest …

HTC Windows RT Tablet Cancelled

‘Weak demand’ reportedly forces HTC to cancel Surface-sized Windows RT tablet

May 31st, 2013

Windows RT has for a while been the awkward third wheel of the Windows family and consumers have so far avoided buying devices based on the tablet-centric operating system. Now unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that weak demand has forced HTC to cancel its plans to produce a larger Surface-sized Windows RT tablet, although the company still …

Microsoft Windows RT Commercial

Video: Microsoft bashes iPad’s multitasking ability in latest commercial

May 23rd, 2013

Microsoft has released a second advertisement targeting Apple and its popular iPad this week. The company compares the iPad to an ASUS VivoTab RT, noting that the Windows RT device is slimmer, lighter and can perform more functions than Apple’s tablet. Microsoft highlights Windows RT’s multitasking ability, integration with Office, and convenience with features such …

Microsoft Windows RT Analysis

The end appears near for Windows RT

May 10th, 2013

Windows RT has always been something of an oddball in the new Microsoft operating system family. It’s not a pure mobile OS like Windows Phone 8 but at the same time it doesn’t have the full capabilities of Windows 8 and isn’t able to run desktop apps from older Windows platforms. The question has become, …

Dell executive defends Windows RT, company planning new ARM-based tablets

Dell executive defends Windows RT, company planning new ARM-based tablets

April 16th, 2013

Despite negative reception and poor sales, Dell remains committed to Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system. The company has confirmed that it plans to release “future generations” of ARM-based tablets that will be lighter and faster than before, IDG News reported. Neil Hand, Dell’s vice president, acknowledged that adoption hasn’t lived up to expectation, although he …

Windows RT Tablet Demand

Plummeting Windows RT tablet prices point to potential flop

April 4th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows RT platform for tablets has not been well received. The media was very critical in early looks at the new operating system, and reviews of Microsoft’s Surface tablet almost unanimously found that the stunning hardware was being held back by mediocre software. Consumer response to products doesn’t always mirror the sentiment of …

Microsoft could push down Windows RT prices to compete with cheap Android tablets

April 2nd, 2013

With consumers largely ignoring Windows RT so far, Microsoft (MSFT) may be considering cutting licensing fees to make Windows RT tablets cheaper and help them compete with low-cost Android tablets. Topeka Capital analyst Brian White has released a new research note claiming that Microsoft is planning to release a cheaper version of Windows RT that could …

Windows Blue Details Windows RT

Microsoft may merge Windows RT into Windows Blue

March 28th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) and its manufacturing partners have aggressively pushed the ARM-based Windows RT platform to consumers, however sales have remained flat. According to a report from Digitimes, the company may no longer offer devices under the Windows RT line and will instead merge the operating system into the next version of Windows, code-named Windows Blue. …

Microsoft Windows RT Criticism

Microsoft defends Windows RT but dodges responding to key criticism

March 22nd, 2013

No recent Microsoft (MSFT) product has been hit with as much criticism as Windows RT over the past few months. Microsoft’s tablet operating system has been called a “lemon” that serves no purpose other than confusing consumers who don’t understand how it’s different from the full Windows 8 operating system. But in an interview with CNET, Microsoft corporate …

Windows RT Criticism

Windows RT dubbed ‘a lemon’ that consumers are ‘avoiding in droves’

March 7th, 2013

The signs of doom are all aligned for Windows RT, which looks like it could soon inhibit the same plane of oblivion currently occupied by Microsoft Bob. Ars Technica’s Peter Bright has written a thorough pre-obituary for the current incarnation of Microsoft’s (MSFT) first attempt at creating a tablet-centric operating system, which he calls “a …