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article imageDell drops Microsoft RT

By Tim Sandle     Oct 2, 2013 in Technology
The computer company Dell has decided not to release a Windows RT device among its latest line-up of tablets and laptops.
Neil Hand, head of tablets at Dell, has said his company will not be releasing a new Windows RT device to follow up its product from a year ago, according to PC World. The decision by Dell means that no other tablet will be using the Microsoft RT system for tablets other than Microsoft's own devices. The reason given by Dell, as the BBC notes, is because the Microsoft software "failed to 'resonate' with its customers."
Microsoft RT is a variant of the Windows 8 operating system designed for mobile devices. The system was launched in January 2011.
In the U.S., due to poor sales, Dell has slashed the price of its only Windows RT tablet to below $300. Despite the poor sales, PC Advisor gave the Dell devices a fair review at the time of release: "The Dell XPS 10 is a decent Windows 8 RT hybrid tablet and laptop offering spectacular battery life."
While Dell is changing strategy, the news is a further blow to Microsoft's attempts to break through into the tablet big-time.
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