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  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Surface RT unfortunately was aimed as a Windows desktop replacement just like the Surface Pro. It got very bad press when people realized that it cannot run legacy x86 programs. It came with "Full Microsoft Office 2013" that is actually different from x86 Office 2013, and people didn't know until later. It was a good product with poor marketing and confusing advertising.
    The RT had many fans and still failed for it's weakness because of being appcentric.
    This is one of the reasons I believe a WinMobile tablet would be unsuccessful.

    Today's users want Windows in all it's glory with hardware power and a keyboard or a pocketable mobile device that can subsist with a wide range of function.
    In my opinion there is no need for a tablet when a fully functional 5 to 6 inch phone is already available on all platforms.
    libra89, a5cent and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-28-2016 11:14 PM
  2. Pynchmail's Avatar
    Putting W10M as it is on a tablet is bound to fail. My point really is that W10M can be further developed to offer features that are not available on iOS and Android, and then put it on a tablet for people to buy and try, This approach will not work with phone because apps are more important on phones than on tablets, especially those with larger screens. Such features can be combination of thinness, weight, battery life, pen, mouse, keyboard, Continuum, price, 3D, speed, ease of use, design, waterproofing, security, SD card, ports, camera, PC/XBox integration, files sharing, games, sound etc., and features we have yet to think of. Withdrawing W10M from the consumer market despite having such a good foundation is a pity.
    10-29-2016 02:57 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Putting W10M as it is on a tablet is bound to fail.
    Which has been exactly my point all along. Looks like we agree after all. In its current form no device you put W10M on has any chance of success. Tablet or otherwise.

    Such features can be combination of thinness, weight, battery life, pen, mouse, keyboard, Continuum, price, 3D, speed, ease of use, design, waterproofing, security, SD card, ports, camera, PC/XBox integration, files sharing, games, sound etc., and features we have yet to think of.
    The part about "features we have yet to think of" is key. The other suggestions are largely innovation-free iterative improvements... at best. None of those things will move the needle. If the feature is not disruptively innovative then it's barely worth mentioning as something that could help W10M out of the hole it's currently in. Possibly we still disagree on that front, but we're getting closer.

    10-29-2016 04:53 AM
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