For the Microsoft Surface 2, it all started with a price drop back in August of 2014, followed, more recently (last week), by a mentions of a Microsoft decision to no longer manufacture the Surface 2. As far as Windows RT is concerned, pretty much all OEMs except for Microsoft have given up on the platform, and, judging by the looks of it, it is now Microsoft’s turn to put the final nail in the Windows RT coffin.
“We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability”, a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge. With strong initial partners like Lenovo, Dell, Asus, or Samsung, Windows RT-powered slates might have stood a chance, but the Microsoft experiment with the OS (and ARM-based tablets in general) has not been received well on a market which is declining for tablets in general.
However, Microsoft’s Windows 10 could represent the next stage, and another chance for the software giant to shine. As far as ARM-based tablets are concerned, their future is uncertain, as Microsoft didn’t offer any details on such plans.
Source: The Verge