Windows RT: Shaking the Mobile Space?

Posted by Sam Churchill on

James Kendrick in ZDNet says the upcoming Windows RT OS has the potential to upset the mobile space like nothing that has come before it.

Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM-based devices. It may not be the full version of Windows, but it was written from the ground up to be a mobile platform for tablets and phones.

Don’t be surprised to see OEMs and Microsoft work to bundle laptops, tablets, and smartphones for the enterprise, says Kendrick. It has the potential to pierce the corporate veil like no other product/platform has been able to do.

If Windows RT devices start appearing in the hands of workers in great numbers, the mobile space will be changed forever.

A successful launch of Windows RT will have a dramatic impact on Windows Phone. Microsoft and Nokia can bring Windows Phone to the enterprise as part of the Windows RT entry.

This shakeup is coming this year, and it will impact both Android and iOS. A lot of things have to happen properly, but Microsoft is in a position to make sure they do. It’s going to be a great time to be a mobile enthusiast in just a few months.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 7:45 am .

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