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BLOG: Can Microsoft's Surface Mini save Windows RT?

Preston Gralla | May 20, 2013
Reports say that Microsoft is readying a smaller, less-expensive version of its Window RT-based Surface tablet, and may announce it as early as June. Will that be enough to save the struggling Windows RT OS?

Windows 8 tablets have been selling surprisingly well, with no help from RT. Windows tablets made up 7.5% of the market in the first quarter of 2013,according to Strategic Analytics. That's a solid showing for a new mobile OS. So I expect that in the long term, Windows RT tablets like the Surface will go away, mini or not.

 

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