R.I.P. Windows RT

February 4, 2015

The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet is dead too

Last week, we read reports that Microsoft had ceased the production of the Surface 2 tablet. Considering the speed at which OEM’s were ditching the brand, it kind of felt like RT was on slippery ground.

Make that non-existent ground.

Microsoft has killed of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet as well. This was of course, the first tablet from Nokia that ran the Windows RT platform. Microsoft confirmed the kill to The Verge stating, “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.”

Major brands, right from Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, and Dell have also pulled out of the Windows RT bandwagon.

The signs seem clear. After varied softwares, Windows Phone for mobile devices, then they had RT for tablets and hybrids et al, it seems like Microsoft needs to be able to unify some of their software. Will the coming of Windows 10 see a 360-turn? Wait and watch is the name of the game.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.