Microsoft Killing Windows RT

Microsoft is going to drop Windows RT from it’s product line according to CNN Money. But, it’s the headline that got a chuckle from me – “Microsoft’s most boneheaded product is about to be killed off”. Sounds pretty brutal. One thing they did mention in there is that the Surface RT was the only mainstream Windows RT tablet. There were others, most have already dropped out from the RT offerings, though. ┬áIt had potential, but I see more users wanting the full Windows OS and not a watered down lookalike.

Windows RT was supposed to usher in the tablet era for Microsoft. But Windows RT has two fatal flaws: it’s missing crucial apps, and it’s poorly designed. Unsurprisingly, the stripped-down operating system failed to take off. (Actually, that’s an understatement: Microsoft took a $900 million writedown last year because of awful Surface RT sales, the only mainstream tablet than ran Windows RT.)