The world’s largest software maker, Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFT), is stepping up in the tablet market as consumers choose the devices over laptops. Microsoft has signed up to produce the tablets for Windows RT, its first operating system designed for processor based on designs by the British company ARM, which will dominate mobile computing, weakening the personal-computer market and curbing Windows revenue.
The software maker MSFT is aiming to release Windows 8 in time for the end-of-year holidays and it will have a version for x86 chips from Intel Corp. and for ones based on ARM Holdings Plc’s technology, that is the technology also used in the iPad. The Surface tablet will be available in versions running both chip designs.
The price set by Microsoft that might sell the Surface 32GB Windows RT tablet hits the street with a recommended retail price of $249 (£158) sounds crazy, according to the latest PC market news.
Senior executive of Microsoft, Mike Anguilo promoted the firm’s work with PC makers and announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Lenovo, and Samsung would all make Windows RT machines.
Mike Anguilo said, “As well as tablets, they will introduce full keyboard and touchpad solutions, whether removable/dockable or a traditional clamshell”,
“Our engineering collaboration on these Windows RT PCs has been strong, collaborating with the PC manufacturers, silicon partners, and operators to focus on hardware, software and services integration,”
“Product designs were produced and revised by our collective efforts through development and testing. As a result, all of these Windows RT PCs will have consistent fast and fluid touch interactions, long battery life, connected standby, and are beautiful, thin, and light designs.”