Surface RT Tablets to be Discontinued this Year, Death is the Only Solution
If Windows 8 was a concept that not too many embraced, then we can definitely say that Windows RT was a total flop. Now, Microsoft is the single company remaining that still makes Surface RT tablets, but not for too long.
The original Surface RT tablet was an interesting proposition, but shortly after Windows 8 started gaining traction, it started to make sense that consumers don’t like that much the product. The idea, from the beginning, was to offer a dumbed-down version of Windows 8 at a much cheaper price.
But as Windows 8 tablets are now available for less than $100, the Windows RT idea is totally obsolete. Even Ballmer said at a certain point that the company built too many Surface RT units…
Going forward with Surface RT would be a non-sense, dumb and silly thing to do for Microsoft. And, 99%, it won’t happen. Windows RT, or, the idea behind it, the code, the source; call it however you want, will be ‘cumulated’ inside Windows Phone for a better experience for small screen devices.
Recently, evenÂ Microsoft punditÂ Mary Jo FoleyÂ said that MicrosoftÂ will stop making ARM-based Surface tablets. Microsoft will instead focus on the Surface Pro line. And, if you ask me, if the company could release a cheaper version of the Surface Pro, then that would be its killer strategy to take on the iPad and the growing number of Android tablets.