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  • Wither Windows RT? A vague Digitimes report claims Microsoft (MSFT) "will no longer launch products under its Windows RT line and will instead merge the product line" with the upcoming Windows Blue. A Microsoft exec recently defended RT, whose sales have underwhelmed. Separately, ZDNet reports a slew of Office updates will arrive over the next 2 years, starting this fall. The updates, codenamed Gemini, will feature touch-friendly improvements and (much like Blue) reflect a shift to "delivering regular, more frequent releases of both services and apps." [View news story]
    I have both the RT and the IPAD. The RT of course lacks apps, as well as many of the feature in the full windows 8. The key is to keep the product as is with an improved chipset and apps. There are so many features that are superior to the ipad, such as the abiltity to add memory and USB connection...... Also needs 4G connectivity......
    Mar 29 12:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "Smartphones and tablets based on Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows operating system aren't selling very well ... we're also seeing lackluster demand for Windows-based products," says Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin. While one could argue Samsung's commitment to Android and Tizen colors Shin's views, he's far from alone (I, II) in expressing such opinions. The remarks come in a week where IDC argued Microsoft is better off ditching ARM-based Windows RT and focusing on x86-based Windows 8. (Surface sales) (previous[View news story]
    The rt needs zynga words with friends, MLB.TV, sling player, xm radio, flash player, and other apps available on the iPad, it would be a credible unit. Most import ant is the intel chip and linger battery life
    Mar 15 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Windows 8 making a bad situation worse for the (non-Apple) PC industry? NPD believes U.S. retail sales of Windows gear is down 21% Y/Y since Oct. 26, the day Win. 8 launched. Notebooks -24% and desktops -9%. Also, thanks to inventory-clearing and perhaps also a cautious enterprise response, Win. 8 has only made up 58% of Windows device sales since launch time, compared with 83% for Windows 7 in its first 4 weeks. 6% of Win. 8 notebook sales involved touchscreens, and ASPs rose to $477 from $433 in the year-ago period. (40M licenses[View news story]
    Installed windows 8 on two computers purchased recently. Still using the desktop, which is basically the windows 7 format. Also purchased the new surface tablet. I believe the upgrade has future possibilities, but so long that the apps are limited, the apple Ipad is the most logical choice for most.
    Nov 29 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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