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  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft desperately needs a "thing"—a big thing that transcends the nerdy world of consumer electronics and achieves hero status among mobile-hardware wonks and civilians alike. The iPad is a thing. The Kindle Fire is a thing. Each tablet is a shared cultural experience that's practically effervescent in mainstream consumer appeal.

  • Windows on ARMFew days after tech giant Aplple unveiled its new line of tablets, Microsoft countered it with its flagship device last night in New York. Microsoft has launched its much anticipated Windows 8 operating system and first tablet device, the Surface with Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro versions.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: Looking to buy tablets to roll out to your business? Now that Windows RT is off and running, is that a better bet than the iPad...? - The floodgates are almost open - we can buy Surface tablets running Windows RT today, and very soon we'll be able to buy Windows RT tablets from the other vendors.

  • Windows on ARMIt's official: the Windows RT version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is priced way higher than its Android competitors, and more on par with the new iPad. Is it worth it? Early reactions say probably not.

  • Windows on ARMWell, file this in the don't believe anything you read on the Internet department. Contrary to relentless rumors that Microsoft Surface would start at $199, actual cost will be $300 more. Rather than price against tablets selling for $299 or less, Surface competes with iPad, while offering more storage for less cost. But iPad has the way upper hand on screen resolution, which is a compelling feature.

  • Windows on ARMIf a new report from Vr-zone.com is accurate, Microsoft could very well be shooting itself in the foot when it comes to marketing their Windows RT (formerly 'Windows on ARM' or 'WOA') tablets. The report states that Microsoft is charging $85-90 per license with $85 being the most common price quoted. 

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft may end up facing even steeper competition in the tablet arena than it expected. Seeking to establish a a foothold in the tablet market at a lower price point than full fledged Windows 8 tablets, Microsoft developed Windows RT. Windows RT is a variation of Windows 8 that will run on tablets powered by ARM processors rather than Intel x86/x64 chips.

  • Windows on ARMThe launch of ARM-based tablets and computers later this year running Windows RT is expected by one analyst to confuse consumers, potentially pushing even more of them to Apple's tightly integrated ecosystem.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is hoping the touch-screen-friendly Windows 8 is its ticket into the growing tablet PC market. But its pricing of the new OS may be doing the company no favors when it comes to competing against the established powers in the space.

  • Windows on ARMMay 06, 2012, 7:15 AM — There is an interesting post from the Microsoft Windows team on the Windows On ARM (WOA) version of Windows 8 that was recently renamed Windows RT-which reminded me why I'll never do Microsoft naming again. Windows RT is targeted directly at the iPad users who are bringing that product into the enterprise today on a wave of trend we are alternatively calling consumerization of IT or Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) because we evidently can't come to a consensus on just one term.

  • Windows on ARMWindows RT, also known as Windows 8 ARM, is expected to to grow slowly in the tablet market place over the next five years, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch.

  • Windows on ARMDon't look for tablets sporting Windows RT to have a big impact in the next year or two, says NPD DisplaySearch -- as it boosts its expectations for the tablet market overall.
     

  • Windows on ARMWhile it will be six months or longer before Microsoft releases Windows 8 and its companion products, the company has been putting out a lot of information about its plans lately. One big Windows 8 mystery to date is Windows for ARM based tablets. Formerly known as Windows on ARM (or WOA), the company recently settled on Windows RT as the official name for Windows 8 on low-cost ARM-based tablets.

  • Windows on ARMSo now we know, there will be four editions of Windows 8, all arriving (probably) by the end of this year. There are just two surprises: a small one and a larger one. The small surprise is that the main versions of Windows will come in just 2.5 varieties: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise. (Enterprise is Pro with a few extra management bits.)

  • Windows on ARMIf you can't beat them, manage them. It's a strategy that has worked well for Microsoft in the past, and it is emerging as a key element in announcements last week about how Microsoft will license Windows 8 in all its variations, including the x86 consumer, Professional and Enterprise editions, the embedded Windows RT and the cloud-based Windows Intune.

  • Windows on ARMApple shipped its new iPad on March 16. Predictably, it was a smash hit, as the company said it sold more than 3 million of the devices during the first weekend. Microsoft, meanwhile, is planning its first serious entry into the media tablet market this fall when it will introduce Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets. The question for those who have yet to jump on the Apple bandwagon is whether to opt for the new iPad now, or to wait until Windows 8 tablets are available, most likely starting in October.

  • Windows on ARMWindows on ARM is not something new for Microsoft, it seems. In fact, the company has been working on this for the past couple of years, if not for longer. The first ARM devices to run under Windows are expected to arrive on shelves later this year, when the next-generation Windows 8 is made available for purchase.

  • Windows on ARMYears ago, we thought this battle was over, and we thought Microsoft won. But Apple changed the PC game with the iPad, and now Windows is roaring back. The Mac/PC battle has entered a new phase.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft released a number of important details about its plans for Windows 8 on Arm (WOA) tablets. WOA tablets will focus on having a long battery life as well as being light, thin, and inxpensive. They will feature some traditional Windows elements but have a focus on the Metro interface pioneered on Windows Phone and included as the default on all Windows 8 machines. They can be thought of as Microsoft’s response to the iPad, which will certainly be their biggest competition.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's cavalry is on the offensive, with Windows 8 and Ultrabooks on track to challenge Steve Jobs' post-PC legacy. - Microsoft might have won the war with Apple for PC market-share years ago, but there's no question that Apple's dominance in this so-called post-PC era, when the centre of computing shifts from the PC/notebook to the tablet, smartphone and cloud has led many to claim the Wintel era is coming to a close.


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