Microsoft are struggling on their own with Surface sales, with a huge $900 million write-down on unsold Surface tablets, and since October last year they've only made $853 million from the Surface tablets.
But, now we have huge partner, ASUS, abandoning Windows RT. The news comes from ASUS chairman Jonney Shih, who says that his company has no current plans to research any more tablets based on Microsoft's Windows RT platform because results from previous Windows RT-based slates have been "not very promising."
This means that for now at least, ASUS will continue making Windows 8 devices, but Shih didn't rule out making more Windows RT devices in the future. I don't think we'll ASUS return to the platform until it changes, completely. ASUS are doing well at the moment with their Windows 8 and Android devices, why spoil the fun and money with Windows RT?
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