Microsoft Rumored to Cut Windows 8 RT Prices

Jun 3 2013, 7:27am CDT | by , in News | Tablets

Microsoft Rumored to Cut Windows 8 RT Prices

In a move to get more hardware makers to adopt Windows 8 RT for tablets, the company is said to lower license prices.

Microsoft's Windows 8 RT, Microsoft iOS, is not gaining the adoption from hardware makers as Microsoft like to see. To get more players to adopt RT instead of pumping out Android tablets, Microsoft is lowering the RT license fee says a report on Bloomberg.

Here is what Microsoft should have done. Give hardware makers Windows 8 RT for free for 2 years and then start charging license fees. This would have gotten Microsoft a big foot in the door of the tablet market dominated by Apple and Google. Microsoft's approach was though to charge too much for RT from the get-go. There are only four other Windows 8 RT tablet on the market besides the Microsoft Surface.

Today at the Computex 2013 a lot of tablets have been announced, but I could not find a Windows 8 RT tablet. Acer Chairman J.T. Wang was even saying at the show that the Microsoft Windows RT OS won't be so influential anymore, and the firm has not yet decided if it will launch an RT tablet.

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