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Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.

Battle of the Windows RT displays: Lumia 2520 shines but the Surface 2 stutters

Nokia's Lumia 2520 has the best screen that DisplayMate has ever tested. The Surface 2? Not so much.

Microsoft exec: 'We are not going to have three' Windows platforms

Windows RT, Windows Phone, or Windows 8: Not all will survive. But which versions of Microsoft face the axe in the future?

Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Meet Microsoft's new candy-coated, anti-Surface tablet

Don't let the keyboard cover fool you. This Windows RT upstart is nothing like its direct in-house competition.

8.1 features Microsoft removed from Windows 8.1

Good-bye, Messaging. Farewell, My Computer. These and some other features were left behind in the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but for the most part you won't miss them.

Microsoft downplays 'RT' and hides the desktop on its Surface tablets

Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft's Surface 2: Spec showdown

Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?

Microsoft fixes Windows RT 8.1 issues, returns update to Windows Store

Windows RT 8.1 is back in the Windows Store, cured of the the errors that caused it to bork some Surface RT tablets.

Microsoft temporarily pulls Windows RT 8.1 update due to 'a situation'

The much-anticipated Windows RT 8.1 update appears to be having quality issues for some users, causing Microsoft to remove the update from the Windows Store.

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Dell drops XPS 10, leaving Microsoft's Surface as sole Windows RT tablet

Dell's XPS 10 tablet models with Windows RT have been removed from the company's website.