The real reason why you’ll never get Windows 10 on your... - - "What Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away". That was the mantra my colleagues and I adhered to when I was leading Intel’s PC benchmarking efforts in the early 2000s....

Windows RT lives! 8.1 Update 3 coming in September --... - - Is Windows RT a failure? Obviously it is. With that said, failing is not always a bad thing. Taking risks and trying new things is essential to a company's survival....

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  • Microsoft Said to Back Off Plans to Debut Smaller Surface

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT), struggling to break into the tablet market, backed off plans to introduce a smaller version of its Surface tablet based on Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) processors, people with knowledge of the decision said.

  • Microsoft's Surface Mini May Give New Life to Windows RT

    Windows on ARMNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft (MSFT) may not be ready to give up on Windows RT just quite yet. The company has invited journalists to an event in New York, later this month, where it's expected to announce a new Surface tablet to compete with Apple's (AAPL) popular iPad mini, as well as the recently introduced smaller tablets running the full version of Windows. According to a report from TheNextWeb Microsoft is planning "a small gathering" in New York city on May 20th presumably to introduce a new, smaller Surface device.

  • Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

    Windows on ARMWith Microsoft feeling the squeeze between low-end Android devices and Apple’s high-end dominance, the company may be pondering desperate measures.

  • Microsoft considers free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to battle Android

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson.

  • Why Microsoft Should Ditch Windows RT in the Surface 3

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is actually a fantastic business -- even in a down PC market, the rest of the company's businesses (roughly 75% of revenue) continue to see rather robust growth. Indeed, over the last 12 months, Microsoft posted net income just north of $22 billion ($2.68 per share multiplied by the share count of 8.35 billion). While Microsoft taken as a whole is a superb business, its strategy with Surface/Windows RT simply makes no sense.

  • Microsoft is hammering the final nails into Windows RT's coffin

    Windows on ARMI've had a love-hate relationship with Windows RT ever since Microsoft unveiled a prototype at CES in January 2011. But with its future now on shaky ground I can't help but feel that Microsoft is itself hammering the nails into the operating system's coffin, and that this may be huge mistake.

  • How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

    Windows on ARMSomewhere in Redmond (at least metaphorically speaking) are several very large piles of unsold Surface RT tablet components. Why did the long-awaited and much-hyped ARM tablet running "Windows for ARM" Windows RT flop so badly, when ARM tablets running iOS for ARM from Apple are doing so well?

  • Microsoft is sole Windows RT tablet vendor as Dell's XPS 10 is 'unavailable'

    Windows on ARMIDG News Service - Dell's XPS 10 tablet models with Windows RT have been removed from the company's website, which analysts said could leave Microsoft as the only vendor selling ARM-based tablets running versions of Windows RT.

  • 5 major reasons why Surface RT is here for the long run

    Windows on ARMJust two years ago, before the Surface RT was even on the horizon, another alternative entrant in the computing market was posting miserable (Surface RT-esque) sales after launching. The suspect in question, Chromebook, was only able to post about 5000 units sold for Acer in the two months after its launch in June 2011. Samsung supposedly fared even worse. Analysts across the industry were taking bets on when Google would throw in the towel on Chromebook. They all but called the device destined to fail.

  • Microsoft Windows RT DOA: Dell is paying for Ballmer’s sins

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft, in hedging its tablets bets between the Windows RT it believed people readily wanted and the Windows 8 it believed it could get them to accept, doomed both Surface tablet lines to failure. That reality became apparent this week at it cut the price of the Pro by $100 after having cut the RT price earlier.

  • Boom or Bust: A closer look at the state of Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft introduced Windows on Arm (WOA) at CES 2011 and caught many off-guard when they revealed that they had been secretly developing Windows for the ARM architecture. The platform brought with it the hopes and ambitions that ARM was ramping up in performance faster than Intel could scale down and that it would offer new opportunities and options for consumers.

  • Class action lawsuit filed against Microsoft over Surface RT sales

    Windows on ARMThe exact sales of Microsoft's Surface RT tablets are the subject of a newly filed class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit alleges that Microsoft has issued "false and misleading statements" concerning the sales of its first PC hardware product, which Microsoft launched in October 2012.

  • Surface RT Sales Are Finally Taking Off – Report

    Windows on ARMSales of Microsoft's Surface RT tablet are now taking off, according to a new report, pretty much thanks to the tech giant's $150 (€110) discount announced a couple of weeks ago. WinRT Source has tried to determine whether the price cut has boosted Surface RT sales by contacting 20 different Microsoft stores across the US and asking about recent shipments of the device.

  • How to transform Windows RT from a failure to a success

    Windows on ARMSummary: Windows RT was a massive gamble for Microsoft that didn't pay off. But with a few tweaks here and there, the platform could be great for those looking for a version of Windows that doesn't come with all the associated Windows hassles.

  • Windows RT: time's up for Microsoft's dying OS

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft didn't have a clue what it was doing with Windows RT. And if it did, its strategy was a total fiasco and it spent an awful lot of money believing its own hype.

  • Microsoft takes $900M charge for Surface RT tablets in disappointing earnings

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s fourth quarter earnings sure look ugly, with missed analyst expectations and the company taking a $900 million charge on its Surface RT tablet inventory. The company has made a lot of big moves recently with its massive reorganization a week ago that took steps to better unify the company and get it back on track.

  • Lenovo drops Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT from its online sales

    Windows on ARMLenovo has discontinued sales on its website of the Yoga 11 convertible PC with the Windows RT operating system. Analysts say this is a sign of PC makers moving away from their commitment to the struggling OS.

  • Microsoft slashes the price of Surface RT -- will it be enough to tempt buyers?

    Windows on ARMRumors that Microsoft was planning to cut the price of Surface RT have been swirling for a couple of days, and yesterday they came true. Staples in the US is currently advertising the 32 GB base model of the device for $349.99, a drop of $150. Although the price reduction hasn’t been seen elsewhere yet, it should start appearing at other retailers next week. No word on whether the reduction will be offered in other territories.

  • Best-guess $349 price for smaller Surface RT pits Microsoft against Apple for high-end Mini market

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - Microsoft will probably price its own 8-in. Surface tablet running Windows RT at $349, just 6% higher than Apple's iPad Mini but nowhere near the basement $199 of Android rivals, an analyst said earlier this week.

  • Microsoft, Stop Trying To Make Windows RT Happen

    Windows on ARMBloomberg is reporting this morning that Microsoft is cutting the price of Windows RT for small tablets in a seemingly desperate bid to spur sales.

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