Microsoft Windows RT Posts
Nokia Corporation is planning on releasing a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet soon, according to sources with The Verge. The Nokia-branded 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet is code-named Sirius. The tablet is expected to be thinner than the current generation of iPads and will weigh at over one pound in weight.
On Friday morning, the cheapest Windows RT tablet being sold costed $299. Towards the end of the day, the cheapest tablet available through Dell was $479 and it came with a keyboard. Dell eliminated all the options for a standalone tablet and is now selling the XPS 10 bundled with a keyboard.
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Nokia Corporation is rumored to be testing out a new tablet based on Windows RT. According to DigiTimes, Nokia will be demoing the tablet at Mobile World Congress in February. DigiTimes reported that Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Compal Electronics are resuming the development of a Nokia Windows RT tablet. The Nokia tablet has been rumored to be in development for a while, but it was delayed after Microsoft announced the Surface tablet.
Taiwanese company Acer has delayed launching tablets that run on Microsoft Windows RT. This way Acer can monitor how well Microsoft’s own Surface tablets go. Acer is the number 4 PC vendor based on shipments. Acer’s Windows RT tablets is based on ARM Chips earlier next year.
Lenovo Group, the second larger PC manufacturing company, said that devices that run on Microsoft’s Windows RT software will cost $200-$300 less than devices built on Windows 8 software. Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8 and Windows RT in October.
The ARM-version of Office 2013 Home and Student will be bundled with Windows RT devices. Even though Microsoft has not officially confirmed it, word on the streets is that the ARM version of Office 2013 will not have macros, third-party add-ins, or VBA support. A “small number” of additional features will not be available on the ARM-version of Office 2013 according to sources with The Verge.
Samsung will be releasing a handheld computer that runs on the Windows RT operating system in October according to sources with Bloomberg. The Windows RT handheld computer will run on technology made by ARM Holdings Plc (ARM).