Windows RT devices haven’t been as popular as Microsoft had hoped. Microsoft Surface is basically the only Surface RT device on the market right now, and projected sales numbers aren’t very good. Whether it’s price or competition with Surface, for whatever reason OEMs just aren’t using Windows RT. Don’t expect that to change any time soon. Microsoft CFO Tami Reller has stated that no new Windows RT tablet will be coming out this Spring.
The reasoning may not be OEM’s fault. Reller indicated that Microsoft wants to use this time to push the current Windows RT devices (currently four in the US) to sell more units. We have to wonder what will to the future of Windows RT if Microsoft can’t sell more units by Summer. We have predicted several times on this site that Windows RT will eventually die, and this is making our argument look good. If no one buys Windows RT devices there is no incentive for OEMs to use it over Windows 8 Pro. Having a low power version of Windows was a good idea, but it just isn’t cheap enough, and it’s confusing to consumers.
Will Windows RT ever pan out?