Windows RT tablets will be "a very good consumer box", priced $200-$300 less than those with Intel inside
0. phoneArena 17 Aug 2012, 02:26 posted on
David Schmoock, Senior VP of Lenovo's North American division, mentioned in an interview recently that Windows RT tablets will be $200-$300 cheaper than those with Intel processors inside that can run legacy Windows programs...
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2. Birds (Posts: 1150; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Oh well my hopes were a little to high. Oh well....
3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 381; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
intel should a learn a lesson from this pricing state.ARM processors are definitely going to be more hyped due to cheap price.bad news for intel processors.
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
That's the result of lack of competition.
5. RangersK (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 May 2012)
less then? Did you copy the title from Engadget? LOL.
Now you fixed it. :D
9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
it should actually be fewer instead of less… if we are being grammatically correct
and I doubt microsoft will run a deficit spending program to only bolster its RT marketshare… didnt work for obama, didnt work for Hp, and will not work for microsoft
11. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
They are willing to spend big bucks for marketshare so they can command ad revenue.
6. steelicon (Posts: 317; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
History as a teacher:
Windows Mobile X.X orphaned to adopt Windows Phone 7. All apps developed, sold and purchased are now incompatible with the new platform and developers reboot to start from scratch. People wail for a while then is beset by some strange form of amnesia. Praise for the new platform ensues. Old platform sold for peanuts with limited or no support.
Windows Phone 7.X orphaned to adopt Windows Phone 8. All apps developed, sold and purchased are now incompatible with the new platform and developers reboot to start from scratch. New apps are cross compatible in Windows 8 platform. People wail for a while then is beset by some strange form of amnesia. Praise for the new platform ensues. Old platform sold for peanuts with limited or no support.
Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 orphaned to adopt Windows Phone 9 and Windows 9. All apps developed, sold and purchased are now incompatible with the new platform and developers reboot to start from scratch. People wail for a while then is beset by some strange form of amnesia. Praise for the new platform ensues. Old platform sold for peanuts with limited or no support.
Now you could argue about planned obsolescence and corporate strategy/consumerism/greed.
All within a minimum of months from each reboot.
Repeat ad infinitum / ad nauseam.
This is the Microsoft Way. Welcome, NOKIA. Goodbye, NOKIA.
10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
apps on windows phone 7 are completely compatible with windows phone 8… why would you think they arent? microsoft would not abandon the 100,000+ quality apps they have accrued
and microsoft is releasing 7.8 in an attempt to satisfy 7 users… I am upset with microsoft for not allowing a full upgrade to 8, but it is not a complete shift like windows mobile to windows phone was
12. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
ALL Windows Phone 7.x apps are compatible with Windows Phone 8. And since Windows Phone 8 is now going to support native code and C++, you can be pretty sure at least WP8 apps are going to survive into Windows Phone 9 (and Windows 9) as well. It's not some lo-fi programming language bent to die out in the coming years due to impopularity - no, it's the real proven deal.
You're just sad because Symbian got the boot, judging by your avatar. Well, I ain't here to dry your tears, and I don't think no one else is either.
13. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
You obviously conjured your data from the hot air off your ass. Only a miniscule percentage of WP7 apps will have to be rewritten for WP8. Go troll somewhere else!
7. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Same price point as the iPad. Will be interesting to see these two clash. Microsoft will have to fight against staggering 70 percent market share.
8. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Eh, to be honest the only company that I would buy an RT Tablet from would be Asus...
15. -box- (Posts: 3990; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Asus does have a good track record for its tablets, and the Nexus7 is an impressive piece of technology given its price point. That said, it wouldn't suprise me if Acer, Lenovo, and others work as hard as they can to try to match it. Competition is great for consumers.
14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
This does not come from Microsoft but from Lenovo, one of Microsoft partners. Lately so many OEM have been pressuring Microsoft to cancel or price it over $200. I guess there are some serious negotiations ongoing between MS & OEM partners.