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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft began to sell its first tablet, the Surface RT, back on October 26, 2012, and added the Surface Pro in February 2013. Since then, sales figures have been less than stellar (well, possibly). This brings Microsoft to an interesting point -- it is time for desperate measures. In other words, the company is holding a fire sale. Of sorts.

  • Windows on ARMReports say that Microsoft is readying a smaller, less-expensive version of its Window RT-based Surface tablet, and may announce it as early as June. Will that be enough to save the struggling Windows RT OS?

  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - One of Microsoft's top Windows executives this week said the company remains bullish about Windows RT and has no intention of dumping the limited-feature, touch-enabled tablet operating system.

  • WinDjView for Windows RTI have been an ultra, uber, perma-bear on Windows RT. Windows RT is quite literally Windows 8 but with fewer features, but ships on devices that have no cost advantage over Windows 8 equivalents. See, if I could go out an buy a 7" Windows RT tablet for $200, then sure, that makes sense.

  • Windows on ARMDespite a massive marketing campaign for the Microsoft Surface, RT-based tablets have been a bust, with a measly 0.4% market share. So says the latest report from IDC. How long will Microsoft keep propping up this ill-begotten operating system?

  • Windows on ARMMuch as been made about the slow sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet line, but it may be Google that's having more trouble selling its tablets if information extrapolated by an analyst is correct.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft invested a lot of time and effort into porting its Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based processors as well as computers with x86 chips. The result was the 2012 dual launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT, a stripped-down version of the operating system designed for tablets and other devices with ARM chips.

  • Windows on ARMIDG News Service - Prices of Windows RT devices have started falling, signaling an attempt by PC makers to quickly clear out stock after poor adoption of tablets and convertibles with the operating system.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: There are rumors that HTC made be coming out with a Windows RT tablet and I think that is a huge mistake for the financially failing company. They have an excellent device in the One and need to market the heck out of it to try to get back in the game.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has not released any official sales number for either Surface device, but it is fair to assume they're selling moderately well. Bloomberg reported that 400,000 Surface Pros had sold, along with 1.1 million Surface RTs, a drop in the ocean compared to Apple's 7+ million iPad sales in the same period. Despite favourable reviews from technology websites, including Neowin, Microsoft may still be disappointed with the sales figures.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft this week took the rare step of defending its strategy of releasing Windows RT alongside Windows 8. But within this defense is a simple admission that mirrors what I've been saying about Windows RT all along: This is the platform of the future, not the platform of today.

  • Windows on ARMNVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor is running inside Microsoft's Surface RT tablet but so far, sales of the Surface and other Windows RT devices have been disappointing. Today, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told financial analysts today, "We expected to have sold more than we did."

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Windows RT confused potential buyers right off the bat, and the confusion turned to indifference over time. CIO.com blogger James A. Martin shares details on some of his experiences with the Surface RT tablet and offers advice on how Microsoft can plug the hole in the Windows RT ship.

  • Windows on ARMEvidence abounds that Windows RT, Microsoft's version of Windows 8 for ARM-based devices like tablets, is in trouble. It's time for Microsoft to take a hard look at what it's trying to accomplish and figure out how to salvage the troubled operating system before it has a real failure on its hands.


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