The first foray was the launch of the original Surface RT
tablet back in 2012.
In 2013, the company reportedly shouldered $900 million in unsold Surface RT
inventory to keep its fledgling product line around, allowing.
Microsoft unveiled Windows RT (a variant of Windows 8) on the Surface RT
Microsoft said its Surface tablet posted a sharp increase to $400 million in sales, largely due to rising interest in the smaller, heavily discounted Surface RT
Like Microsoft's Surface RT
and Surface Pro, the Lumia 2520 has been well received by reviewers, but is hampered by the lack of apps for the Windows operating system compared to iPads and tablets which run on Google's Android operating system.
Last week, users complained of 'bricking' in which their Surface RT
tablets went inoperable after updating to Windows RT 8.1.
The Surface RT
is a basic version of the tablet, which received a 30 percent price cut earlier this year after failing to gain traction in the market.
The Surface RT
is a basic version of the tablet, which got a 30 percent price cut earlier in the year after failing to gain traction in the market.
"First-party devices" could be a roundabout reference to Microsoft's current hardware lineup of the Xbox, Surface RT
and Surface Pro.
Six months later, Microsoft began offering its Surface RT
tablet to educational institutions for $199, a discount of more than 50 percent.
Just ask Microsoft, which forayed into the tablet market in October 2012 with the Surface RT
, and has since taken a $900 million charge to pay for the experiment.