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.
"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.
announced its Vivo TF600, the firm's first Windows RT tablet
, has moved to cooperate with AT&T Inc.
This time, it's an alleged Nokia Windows RT tablet
that has posed for the camera.
This is the same 8in tablet that was earlier rumoured as Nokia Illusionist and reportedly Nokia's second Windows RT tablet
Another huge issue with this preview is that if you update your Windows RT tablet
to the Preview, you will not be able to downgrade to Windows 8, no matter what.
"However, devices based upon its new Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems failed to gain much ground during their launch quarter, and reaction to the company's Surface with Windows RT tablet
was muted at best."
India, May 6 -- Acer has categorically stated that it is not going to launch a Windows RT tablet
UBS' lower sales figures came a few days after Samsung revealed that it would not be releasing its own Windows RT tablet
in the U.S., citing little demand and lack of public understanding of the Windows RT operating system, when compared to the fullWindows 8OS.
The company had been rumoured to be working on a Windows RT tablet
, but reports earlier this year suggest it (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibtimes.co.uk%2Farticles%2F498467%2F20130812%2Fhtc-tablet-windows-rt-plan-cancel.htm&ei=yCBlUt7YMejv0gWY7IGQBg&usg=AFQjCNEicIB2ustE3UqHgO05ervExJDPJw&sig2=v8LfmZz07b9cgJu2BUtLaw&bvm=bv.54934254,d.d2k) shelved those plans as a result of poor uptake of the RT version of Windows 8.
Thesupport lifecyclefor the Surface with Windows RT tablet
is less than half the usual 10 years Microsoft allots its software products — including Windows 8 — but is considerably longer than what Apple has given the first-generation iPad, which has already dropped off the Cupertino, Calif.