Microsoft's second Surface RT tablet might be the sole king of a barren land
Microsoft's second generation Surface RT tablet might be nearing release with fast processor and a lower price, but it is likely to remain the sole king of a land nobody goes to, say upstream supply chain sources. Most manufacturers, it seems, have already dropped plans for developing Windows RT-based products, given the timid sales of their first batch, due to the limited number of applications for the platform.
The low single digits market share of Microsoft in the tablet and smartphone market is not conducive to trust in a sidenote OS like Windows RT, either. Given the wonders that manufacturers are doing with the new crop of thin and light Haswell-based Windows 8 convertibles, whose battery life is now nearing the tablet realm, and let you run any legacy Windows program ever created, the case for Win RT is now Microsoft's to prove.