Microsoft trying to make Windows RT an OS for a line of Windows powered phablets?

Microsoft trying to make Windows RT an OS for a line of Windows powered phablets?
A published report on Friday says that Microsoft is considering using its Windows RT OS on a series of phablets. This was disclosed during Microsoft's Financial Analysts Meeting on Thursday in response to a question from someone attending. Microsoft's Terry Myerson responded to a question about the future of the ARM based platform used on the Microsoft Surface RT.

Myerson, who is the chief of the Redmond based firm's OS division, didn't exactly mention the phablet niche by name. First, he praised the battery life on ARM based devices. Then, he said that as phones extend into tablets, Microsoft will offer Windows ARM tablets in the future. The comment comes as Nokia prepares to introduce the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first Windows Phone phablet. Another picture of the device was discovered earlier Friday.


Thanks to the GDR3 update, which will debut on the Lumia 1520, the phone will be the first carrying the Windows Phone platform to feature a large 6 inch display, and a screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 will be driving Miss Daisy. The phablet will offer 2GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and a microSD slot. A massive 3450mAh battery will keep the gerbil spinning on the wheel for a long time. The device is exected to be introduced on October 22nd by the Finnish based manufacturer, soon to become part of Microsoft. Speculation calls for a November 8th launch with a price of $699 off-contract or $299.99 with a signed two-year pact.

Should Microsoft decide to use Windows RT to power a line of phablets, we might see the two separate application stores for Windows Phone and Windows RT, merge into one.


source: ZDNet

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