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Microsoft restricting its Windows RT device partners.

Posted in Mobile Devices and Company Updates by Manas Ganguly on July 25, 2012

As against Android which has gone all out, Microsoft is reportedly pursuing the policy of “Less is more”. Microsoft is making a concerted effort to keep the Windows RT tablet market as uncrowded as possible and is forcing NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments to each choose only two OEM partners that will be allowed to develop Windows RT tablets at the launch of the new OS in October.

Lenovo and Asus are NVIDIA’s picks, Qualcomm opted for Samsung and HP while TI nabbed Toshiba. These five vendors will be producing ARM-based Windows RT tablets from October and come January, Microsoft lift the licensing restrictions on the operating system.

The interesting question and the notable omission in this list is Nokia. Now, wasn’t Nokia the blue –eyed boy for the Microsoft tablet? Or are we missing something?

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