Microsoft appears set to abandon Windows RT

2013-Nov-27 | Tags: analysiscriticism

Windows on ARMMicrosoft look set to ditch Windows RT, its version of Windows for tablet which runs on Arm-based processors rather than Intel, according to comments made by a senior executive at the company.

Julie Larson-Green, executive vice-president of Devices and Studios, said Microsoft currently has full Windows, Windows Phone OS, and Windows RT, but added: “We’re not going to have three.”

Larson-Green’s comments, made at a UBS seminar, suggest the failure of Windows RT, which is only used by Microsoft and Nokia’s handset division, means it will soon be abandoned altogether.

Microsoft even had to write down $900 million (£555 million) on unsold Microsoft Surface RT tablets in June.

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