LAS VEGAS—Windows RT has not exactly set the world on fire. But Qualcomm's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, thinks that the chipmaker has a future in the productivity computing space, and a future with Windows. "We continue to be optimistic about the future of the Windows ecosystem whether that's through Windows RT or Windows Phone," he said in response to a question from PCMag.com.
Qualcomm is a giant in mobile computing but has never been able to break into productivity, largely because Apple and Microsoft won't write iOS or Windows for Qualcomm's chips. Microsoft's Qualcomm-compatible venture, Windows RT, hasn't sold well and Microsoft exec Julie Larson-Green speculated in November that it may be merged with Windows Phone.