Second chance for Microsoft Windows RT: Microsoft Cuts Prices




Second chance for Microsoft Windows RT: Microsoft Cuts Prices


Hoping to stay in the tablet market Microsoft lowered the price for the operating system Windows RT. This was reported by reputable news agency Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation.
Thus the software giant plans to interest as many manufacturers in the production of tablets with screens the size of a small running Windows RT.

Since the release of the first tablet running Windows RT a year has passed, but redmondtsam have failed to make significant progress in this field. Companies like HP and HTC do not even consider the possibility of issuing tablets running Windows RT. As a result, in the first quarter of this year, the share of OS Windows RT amounted to less than 1 percent . The share of the iOS hit 40 percent (data from IDC).

“We need as many tablets running Windows RT from first-tier manufacturers that are different attractive price tags,” – said Wes Miller, an analyst with the independent specialist research firm Directions on Microsoft. – “In another scenario, the deployment of future events Windows RT looks extremely doubtful . ”

Not so long ago, it became known that the Taiwanese company HTC has revised its plans for the release of 12-inch tablet R12 .

HP also has plans to release a tablet running Windows RT. Samsung has released one tablet based on Windows RT, which never went on sale in all countries, and not in a hurry to release a new model.

It is now known that over Windows RT-tablets work of Dell, HP and Acer. , Microsoft wants to give his creation a second chance, but that it would take to do this, except for a trivial price collapse remains a mystery.
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