Thursday, June 21, 2012
Microsoft's Surface Tablet with RT Operating System
Will Microsoft's new tablet running the RT operating system be successful? According to multiple sources, Microsoft charges tablet manufacturers $85 per tablet for the operating system compared to the $0 that Android costs manufacturers. No mention was made on its original announcement about applications which is what the users actually need. Both Apple and Google had over 10,000 applications for their systems before launching products. Google provided a development fund that was provided as a contest to entice developers. Wouldn't it be better to give away the RT operating system and charge a percentage of application sales like Google Android does?