Microsoft Rumored To Lower Windows RT Price To Attract More OEMs

microsoft-surface-design-05Would you like to see more Windows RT tablets make their way into the market? Unfortunately as it stands there aren’t that many Windows RT options out there at the moment, with manufacturers more interested in Windows 8, such as Acer with their recently launched Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet. So what is Microsoft going to do about that? Well according to a report from Bloomberg, word on the street has it that in a bid to attract more manufacturers over onto Windows RT and creating tablet PCs, Microsoft is supposedly cutting the price of a Windows RT license although it was not disclosed as to how much.

Considering that Windows RT was restricted to a handful of select manufacturers, we guess that period of exclusivity did not really do much for the Windows RT platform which might explain why Microsoft could be looking to make its price cheaper, thus appealing to a broader range of OEMs. Wes Miller, an analyst at Kirkland, Washington-based Directions, seems to think this could help Microsoft as well, saying that, “You need more breadth of equipment manufacturers making the devices, you need lower prices, you need a better selection of devices.” What do you guys think?

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