Acer Dismisses Windows RT, Sees No Value In Building A Product Running It
Apparently, Acer dismisses Windows RT. After previously being a heavy critic of Windows 8, company president Jim Wong — who once believed that consumers were confused about Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system — stated that “there’s no value doing the current version of RT”.
While at an Acer event in New York, president Wong acknowledged that “the plan for an RT tablet is ongoing”. However, Acer would rather wait for the next iteration of Microsoft’s Windows RT platform, due to be released later this year. The company will then decide whether to adopt it or not. Furthermore, there was supposed to be a Windows RT-based Acer tablet this quarter. Apparently, the company called it off. “There are still users looking for more versatile products”, Wong added. For the moment it appears that Acer dismisses Windows RT.