Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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Device with no place in the universe.
by reduz on Thu 18th Jul 2013 23:36 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

I can't make sense at all of WinRT..

If they wanted to do ARM, they could have just made it a windows phone 8 tablet.

If they wanted a lightweight and not battery hungry version of the regular surface, they could have gone Atom and keep BW compatibility.

But a completely different and incompatible version of the OS? wtf?

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Divide and reign...

Kochise

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Intel got more power efficient faster than they expected is what I'm guessing.

Think about the state of Intel on tablets, Windows Phone, etc at the time these decisions were made.

And the RT port will help when Mjcrosoft finally fully unifies the platform.

Plus RT has more tablet optimized apps than Android at this point, that's why you scale down and not scale up.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Plus RT has more tablet optimized apps than Android at this point, that's why you scale down and not scale up.


And another perfect pull out of his ass by Nelson! How does he do it?

PS: Scaling up is exactly what Apple did with iPad.

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