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  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Windows RT tablets are doomed to fail and are hurting Microsoft's chances of succeeding in the tablet market. So says an IDC report, which adds that Microsoft should kill Windows RT, and focus instead on improving Windows 8 in an attempt to make inroads with tablets.

  • Windows on ARMEver since it was announced, I've had skepticism about the purpose and value of Windows RT, Microsoft's version of Windows that runs on ARM computers. The upside of Windows RT—cheap devices and long battery life—was diluted by Intel finally managing to beat its Atom processor into shape. The downside—incompatibility with almost every Windows application ever written—seemed substantial.

  • Windows on ARMWe hate to say we told you so, but... well, we told you so. Back in 2011 we worried that "Windows on ARM" was going to be a tough sell. Now, Samsung's pulling the plug on its Windows RT tablets because they've proved to be a tough sell.

  • Windows on ARMIntel has been working hard to scale down its chips to make them more mobile friendly, but what does this mean for Windows RT and ARM based devices?
     

  • Windows on ARMThe Surface RT tablet and the Windows RT operating system created quite a stir when they were released last October, but the wait-and-see approach some PC manufacturers have taken towards the Windows RT operating system, and the rise of the Surface RT's big brother, the Surface Windows 8 Pro, might be a real threat to their survival in the US.

  • Windows on ARMMore than three months after Microsoft launched Surface RT in the UK and other European markets the device is now taking on several new countries on the continent.
     

  • Windows on ARMHere is a bit of interesting news we learned today. If you purchased a Surface RT and are interested in buying a Surface Pro, Microsoft will offer you a credit for your trade-in towards the purchase of a Pro. We called two Microsoft's stores and both confirmed that there is a deal in place but required us to come in to learn more about the offer and would not give us more details over the phone.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Surface RT tablet has a sales problem, according to new analyst estimates. Despite the almost omnipresent Surface RT advertising blitz that has been blanketing television screens for months now, IHS iSuppli believes that only 680,000 to 750,000 of the tablets have sold since the slate's October 26 launch, while IDC released a report Thursday stating that Microsoft only shipped 900,000 Surface RT tablets to retail.

  • Windows on ARMOut of all the products Microsoft is going forward with, Windows RT is undoubtedly the biggest mess. Xbox continues to see strong sales, Surface packs impressive hardware, Windows Phone 8 is gaining traction, Office is soon to see a new release and Windows 8 is selling millions of licences. But Windows RT? It's all over the place.

  • Windows on ARMEven though everybody's waiting for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft continues its expansion plans for the RT version of the tablet, with a new announcement for Canadian users.

  • Windows on ARMLatest data from advertisement network AdDuplex reveals usage statistics of both Windows 8 and Windows RT in the first month of 2013. Information presented in this report was collected on January 14th (112 Windows Store apps running the AdDuplex SDK). As well as usages, Windows RT devices and multiple geographic locations are also included.

  • Windows on ARMAh, Vegas. It's the place where dreams are realized, and hearts are shattered. As such, probably no more appropriate venue exists to showcase the massive gamble that is Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, and the first Windows version created expressly for ARM processors.

  • Windows on ARMMike Abary, the head of Samsung's PC and tablet business in the U.S., tells CNET that the company will not be releasing its Windows RT device in the U.S. because retail partners don't see strong demand and because the value proposition for Windows RT isn't clear to consumers.

  • Windows on ARMI spoke with ARM CEO Warren East at CES on Tuesday, who was kind enough to explain the complexities of his company's business model, along with addressing some of the exciting opportunities and challenges ARM is up against — in short, Microsoft and Intel.

  • Windows on ARMThe way Microsoft works with its hardware manufacturers fundamentally changed with the release of Windows RT. Now those longtime partners are figuring out how to deal with it.
     

  • Windows on ARMAs some analysts scale back the number of Surface tablets that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will sell this quarter, the bigger concern now is if the device's Windows RT operating system is hurting Mr. Softy itself.

  • Windows on ARM"If other developers get this treatment, that store is going to look mighty bleak for a long time to come" - Paul Johnson, of UK developer Rubicon, has slammed the Windows RT marketplace after a port of his well received game Great Big War Game made just £52 from the platform in its first week on sale.

  • Windows on ARMThe "Microsoft tablet is a failure meme" was old from the start. Every day there's some new blog based on rumor or innuendo assuring everyone who pays attention that Surface is doomed and sales are this side of worse than terrible. There is so much nonsense punditry, I don't know where to start.

  • Windows on ARMWhen Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that sales of the company's much-hyped Surface tablet had been "modest", it did little more than raise a few eyebrows. Then, a few days later, the chief of the company's Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, resigned.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has already launched the Surface tablet and, just as we told you a few hours ago, long-time partners aren't quite pleased with the Redmondians' efforts in the hardware sector. Sadly for some companies, the Surface RT was much more than an appealing product, it was actually a tablet that destroyed their business.


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