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Microsoft's Michael Angiulo  (Source: Business Insider)
Windows RT may already be turning to vinegar

Microsoft continues to defend its sagging Windows RT operating system. So far one of the only products that run the operating system is Microsoft's own Surface RT tablet, which has seen very low sales. Earlier this month, sales of the Microsoft Surface family of tablets missed targets and analysts reduced their sales forecasts.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer continues to insist that Surface is a "real business", but sales figures suggest otherwise. Major Microsoft partner Samsung has announced that it won't be releasing a Windows RT tablet in the United States because of poor demand. Samsung has left the door open to introduce a RT device later if the market demands it. So far, that demand seems unlikely.

CNET recently had an interview with Microsoft corporate vice president for Windows planning Michael Angiulo.  During the talk the Microsoft executive spent some time focusing on what makes Windows RT important for Microsoft.
Angiulo stated, "It was a ton of work for us and we didn't do the work and endure the disruption for any reason other than the fact that there's a strategy there that just gets stronger over time. Looking at things now like power performance and standby time and passive [fanless] form factors. When we launched windows 8, it was really competitive with a full-sized iPad. A lot of that was made possible by the ARM [chip] architecture."

In addition, Angiulo talked a bit about complaints of legacy software not working on Windows RT. He said, "People are talking about legacy desktop software not running, but they don't think about the customer benefit of only running modern apps. The only apps that you install from the Windows store are the kind, that as a customer, you can manage your rights to."

Angiulo also believes that ARM-powered tablets will have a higher percentage shipping that feature mobile broadband because the devices have longer battery life the comparable Intel platform devices. Battery life is a big selling factor for ARM-powered devices, and increased power consumption continues to be a downside to Intel hardware in the tablet and mobile market.

Source: CNET

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By Pirks on 3/22/2013 9:41:15 PM , Rating: 2
Months ago you were bashing me for predicting the complete failure of Surface RT and Windows 8
RT failed because of Clover Trail which I had no idea about, but Windows 8 did not fail, so you still look like an idiot. Actually you look more like a double idiot because you also failed predicting RIM being sold to highest bidder before 2013.
Before that you trolled "Crapdroid" and it's DT protractors, then you went and bought a Galaxy Note.
I bought it only after ICS for it was out, because crapdroid was unusable before 4.0, now I realized that UI lags and jerkiness is forever to stay in it, nothing will fix it. 4.1 on my Note still has same jerky laggy crappy UI, not much changed from 4.0 in UI speed/smoothness department. It's better then 4.0 but not much. Compared to slickness and speed of WP it's still ugly and slow. So I'm now looking at WP8 devices, currently my choice is Samsung ATIV S, I'm just waiting for the prices to come down a bit. I think $650 is a bit much, gonna grab it on ebay sometime for $200-$300 like I did with Note and HTC Titan before.
I believe this was during your "RIM RULES" phase, but did you buy a RIM phone? Nope.
Yeah, I've got myself BB7 device called Torch 9850, I enjoyed it for a year or so before switching to HTC Titan. Hence you are a dumb liar and troll, your attempts to lie about me failed once again. Congrats, idiot.

Any more lies you gonna spread about me? No? Then piss off.

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