Microsoft Reportedly To Charge OEMs Up To $95 For Windows RT
This just in from the are-you-kidding-me department: Microsoft is planning to charge tablet OEMs between $80 and $95 for each copy of Windows RT, according to a report from the VR-Zone website, which based its conclusions on discussions with tablet manufacturers attending the Computex Taipei show in Taiwan.
Windows RT, the confusingly named version of Windows 8 designed to run on ARM processors, is what Microsoft plans to use to take on the iPad and Android tablets. But at that price per copy, Microsoft is apparently intending to shoot for the high-end segment of the market. Considering the head start Apple has already achieved with the iPad, that may be a risky strategy.