Ballmer was succeeded by Nadella in February 2014, and Ballmer's Windows-centric strategy - which included the ill-fated, Windows-only Zune MP3 player, the (http://www.ibtimes.com/windows-rt-update-brings-start-menu-dead-platform-no-windows-10-upgrade-2046189) Windows RT tablet
software , the Office mobile suite that only worked on Windows phones - was history.
Another first for the Finnish manufacturer is the Lumia 2520, a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 RT tablet
. The screen is a full HD 10.1 inch IPS panel with high brightness, low reflectance and a viewing angle of 180 degrees.
The Verge reports that AT&T will introduce the so-called "phablet" in November and that Nokia still expects to bring to market a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet
Six months later, Microsoft began offering its Surface RT tablet
to educational institutions for $199, a discount of more than 50 percent.
BlackBerry has cut the price of its Z10 phone to as low as $49 from $199 four months ago, while Microsoft has dropped the price of its Surface RT tablet
to Au279 from Au400 in the UK.
But Thursday's earnings report, which revealed just how badly the company is faring in two key areas for its future, the Windows 8 operating systems and Surface RT tablet
computers, spooked investors so badly that they rubbed 32 billion dollars off the company's valuation.
"Reaction to the company's Surface with Windows RT tablet
was muted at best," Ryan Reith, programme manager at IDC, said in the statement.
The latest signficant offering is Microsoft's spanking new Windows 8 platform, with its app store growing by 500 apps daily for its Windows RT tablet
and PC, as it vies to compete with market leader Apple's iPhone range and Google's Android offerings.
Not only that, many retailers have started selling the Microsoft's 32GB Surface RT tablet
with cover for Dh2,999 instead of the official price tag of $599 and some have already started pre-bookings for Nokia's new Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 which is expected to be launched officially in the middle of the month.
announced its Vivo TF600, the firm's first Windows RT tablet
, has moved to cooperate with AT&T Inc.
Washington, Dec 5 ( ANI ): Microsoft Surface RT tablet
sales may exceed one million in the fourth quarter, an expert has said.