Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 19 July 2013 07:03

Nvidia still believes in Windows RT

Written by Peter Scott

Which is good because nobody else does

Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system may be circling the drain, but it still enjoys support from some industry players, including Qualcomm and Nvidia. But then again it would, wouldn’t it – as both companies peddle ARM tablet chips.

Speaking in an interview with Computerworld, Rene Haas, vice president of computing products at Nvidia, said Nvidia’s commitment to Surface RT and Windows RT remains at a high level.

"Surface RT is the very beginning of a long process and it's the first shot in a changing landscape," Haas said. "Microsoft is moving the entire Windows platform to something really mobile."

However, the market doesn’t appear to be liking Windows RT, or Surface RT for that matter. In fact, Microsoft’s latest earnings report reveals that the company was forced to into a $900 million write-down caused by poor Surface RT sales.

Although Haas is still optimistic and seems to genuinely believe in the Surface RT, most analysts don’t share his opinion. Analyst Jack Gold said Nvidia is simply blowing smoke and does not want to spook the market and say what everyone already knows – RT sucketh big time.

"RT is dying over night," he said. "RT is going to die a slow death."

Gold said he doesn’t believe any tablet vendor will come up with future Windows RT devices, and on the same day he gave the interview Lenovo decided to drop the Yoga 11 from its web shop.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments