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BLOG: When it comes to Windows RT, Microsoft will be the last man standing

Preston Gralla | Aug. 5, 2013
Microsoft will not be abandoning Windows RT.

Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy bluntly told Computerworld:

"Windows RT is challenged. OEM's are not interested in Windows RT."

Tom Mainelli, an analyst at IDC, warns that Windows 8.1 will make it tougher, not easier for Microsoft to sell RT tablets. RT "continues to be a very hard sell to consumers," he told Computerworld, and then added:

"The upcoming 8.1 update and resulting name change is likely to confuse people even more, since they're calling it Windows RT 8.1."

So if you want an RT tablet, expect that you'll be buying it from Microsoft. When it comes to RT, the company appears to be an army of one.



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