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  • Windows on ARMIn many ways, Microsoft's Surface 2 was the company's big chance to prove that Windows RT deserves its place in the world. Has it taken it? Well, sort of. Let's face it: Surface RT and other Windows RT devices have been up against it for some time now, and for good reason.

  • Windows on ARMThough consumers are a big target audience for the new Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft is also hoping to woo businesses with features that could make the device easier to secure and manage in IT environments.

  • Windows on ARMTom Warren takes a close-up look at Microsoft's new Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 RT.

  • Windows on ARMIn this second look at some of the information Microsoft provided at its Financial Analysts Meeting, we see how Microsoft is evolving Windows RT and Windows Phone into something that I think makes a lot more sense: A single product line with a single runtime and app model.

  • Windows on ARMDon’t count Windows RT out yet: Microsoft executives said Thursday that customers should expect “many more Windows RT tablets” in the future.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft is readying not one, but two new Surfaces for this holiday season. The Haswell-based Surface 2 Pro is the successor to the Surface Pro, according to sourced reports. And the NVIDIA Tegra 4-based Surface 2 is the successor to Surface RT, according to new leaks from Neowin.Net and the Windows SuperSite on September 9.

  • Windows on ARMOver the past few days, Neowin has been able to uncover many of Microsoft’s upcoming plans for its Surface products. These plans include the specs for the Surface 2, a new battery powered cover, called the Power Cover, and a new dock for the Pro line of Surfaces.

  • Windows on ARMWith Microsoft making its promotional price cuts for Surface RT and Surface Pro permanent, many are asking me whether now is the time to buy. The answer of course, is no. The more pertinent question is whether a coming second generation of Surface devices, which we will refer to as Surface 2, will change this equation at all. Now, that is a good question.

  • Windows on ARMAdDuplex, which runs an ad network for Windows and Windows Phone apps, has posted regular updates on the Windows Phone ecosystem for the past several months, based on data they have retrieved from their ad network. However, the last time they offered a similar update on Windows 8/RT devices was in April.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMWhen the Surface RT launched back in October, it represented a new direction for Microsoft as the platform was running on an ARM processor. By using an alternative CPU, this opened up the possibilities for other vendors to supply the chips that power Microsoft devices. But, with sales not lining up to expectations, Microsoft was forced to write-down the current Surface RT inventory by $900 million and lowered the price of the Surface to help move units.

  • Windows on ARMIt's looking like the Surface RT tablet will get yet another permanent price reduction, at least as far as as its bundle with the black Touch Cover keyboard. WPCentral reports, via unnamed sources, that the Surface RT-black Touch Cover bundle prices will be reduced by $50 on Friday, August 30th.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has just announced that both the Surface RT and the Pro tablets will be made available to businesses in 17 new countries, as the company struggles to expand international channel availability of the devices.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMWhile Microsoft had revealed that it was working on successors to both Surface RT and Surface Pro at an event last month, many felt that the firm would at least kill off its poorly selling Surface RT. But NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that’s not so, and that the two companies are working on a new Surface RT model we’ll call Surface RT 2.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft hasn't offered any details about its future Surface tablets so far, although its CEO Steve Ballmer told employees at a recent internal meeting that the next generation versions of the tablets are currently being tested. Today, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed that the chip maker is working with Microsoft on a new version of the Surface RT tablet.

  • Windows on ARMFor those of you who are running Windows RT 8.1 Preview on your Surface RT, you might have experienced an issue where your battery would drain out quickly. This is a known issue and Microsoft has offered a temporary workaround until the final version of Windows RT 8.1 is released.

  • Windows on ARMFrom the "there's good news and bad news" department, here are a couple of updates about Microsoft's Surface RT. Let's start with the bad. (Just because there's been so little bad news on the Surface RT front, as of late. Ahem.)

  • Windows on ARMLate-yesterday, Microsoft released its latest financial results, for Q4 fiscal year 2013, revealing a whopping $0.9 billion charge that is "related to Surface RT inventory adjustments". The $900 million that the software corporation just wrote off is a telltale sign that its Windows RT-based tablet is not selling as well as the company expected, leaving considerable stock unmoved.


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