Computerworld - The troubled Windows RT operating system got nary a mention at Microsoft's Surface event on Tuesday. - All of the focus instead was on the new 12-in. Surface Pro 3 tablet, which runs Windows 8.1 on one of three Intel processors and which officials touted as a laptop replacement well suited for business.
So what happens now to Windows RT, originally unveiled in Microsoft's Surface RT tablet in October 2012? The lightweight OS was built for low power consumption and based on the ARM chip specification, like so many other tablets and smartphones.
After Tuesday's event, some bloggers suggested Windows RT is dead, or nearly so. However, some analysts said Windows RT will probably limp along for at least a couple of years, possibly with a Nokia Lumia moniker now that Microsoft owns Nokia. Others said there's the possibility of a mini Nokia Lumia running Windows RT appearing as early as this fall with a display size of 7 inches to 8 inches in size.