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    Windows chief: We're with ARM and RT for the long haul; Haswell-based tablets will be ready this fall

    Windows RT tablets may have underwhelming sales, and some people believe RT is on a death watch, but a top Windows executive said today that Microsoft won't abandon RT-based tablets and the ARM platform on which they run. That being said, she pointed to this fall as the rollout time for full Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's low-power Haswell chips.
    Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft's Windows division, said today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference that "We need the flexibility of ARM," according to Neowin, and that the RT-based Surface was meeting Microsoft's expectations.
    If that's true, Microsoft must have had pretty low expectations for the RT Surface. The most recent figures from IDC about tablet sales show that the RT-based Surface made up a mere 0.4% of all tablet sales, with only 200,000 shipped in the most recent quarter. Overall, the RT has sunk like a stone.
    Windows chief: We're with ARM and RT for the long haul; Haswell-based tablets will be ready this fall | Computerworld Blogs

    Guess M$ has a lot of $$$$ to burn.

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    Guess M$ has a lot of $$$$ to burn.

    Yes, they do.

    They are betting the farm.

    Not as dangerous as you might think.
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    M$ customers are calling that bet and raising them. RT is not selling, too $$$, too big and no good APPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They are betting the farm.
    Me make-a think that farm insured because Redmond softie maker too-a-big-a-to-fail and make bailout from the people like social website or socialism (me make two confused sometime) when farm go to bookie.
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