Microsoft to Windows RT: Drop Dead!

Somebody woke up to reality in Redmond:

Microsoft (MSFT) and its manufacturing partners have aggressively pushed the ARM-based Windows RT platform to consumers, however sales have remained flat. According to a report from Digitimes, the company may no longer offer devices under the Windows RT line and will instead merge the operating system into the next version of Windows, code-named Windows Blue.


In other words, RT is going the way of the dodo. There was really nothing else to be done, really, since RT should never have existed in the first place.

What remains to be seen is if Microsoft will scale Windows Phone up to tablet size — which is what they should have done in the first place. Or if they will continue and try to shoehorn “full Windows” into unlucky tablets.

Actually, we already know the answer to that one, and it isn’t pretty.


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