Microsoft Is Not Killing Windows RT
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User Rank: Ninja
12/5/2013 | 12:58:31 PM
Re: Focus on enterprises
I'd be wary of Microsoft's touch-enabled version of Office. For one thing, Office is best compatible with a keyboard to be productive. How is the company going to be able to port that concept over to touch? They have not been able to successfully do touch-related software in the past, which is probably what concerns me most.

It's probably something entry level that they have to try to have for touch devices since this ridiculous "desktop mode" has to be used right now. 
IW Pick
User Rank: Ninja
12/5/2013 | 8:12:57 AM
Dear Microsoft
If you're listening do me a favor, find one of the many companies that are working to emulate x86 on ARM processors and give them a bump or build something in house that runs seamlessly with Win8.  I don't mind if it's a bit slower than native x86 but please make it work.  I know the plan was to have developers deliver a wide selection of RT applications but the hassle of looking at a Win 8 desktop and figuring out what has versions that run on an RT tablet so you can closely mimic your every day system is enough that I'll never buy an RT device or even recommend that someone else buys one. One of the best ways I've heard it put when talking to someone about the difference between tablets was "so, it's like Windows but it's not really Windows".   
User Rank: Ninja
12/4/2013 | 8:49:13 PM
Let's remember that a couple of years ago, both Gartner and IDC were predicting that Win Phone would have a marketshare of 21% in 2017. Now, that's down to 10%.
Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
12/4/2013 | 8:42:26 PM
Focus on enterprises
But to be more than a distant third option in the mobile race, it needs support from enterprises and consumers.

^^Hit the nail on the head.
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