Yeah, I know, it’s been a while . . .
My brother and I were talking, and I think we came up with a pretty viable reason why Microsoft will release the Surface Pro three months after the Surface RT. Let me string some facts together:
- Microsoft said that the Surface RT would be available around Windows 8 general availability, which they mentioned at the announcement press conference.
- The Verge reports that the only confirmed Windows 8 RT tablet in the works is one by Asus.
- There seems to be a plethora of Intel-based tablets which will run the full version of Windows 8, including ones by Lenovo, HP, Dell, and others.
Now, if you think about all these facts together, what can we conclude?
Well, first, how many OEMs are going to get “screwed” by Microsoft with the Surface RT? Well, currently it’s just Asus, as they are the only one currently developing a Windows RT tablet.
Second, what could be a possible reason for Microsoft waiting three months to release it’s Intel version of the Surface? Maybe it’s so that it doesn’t “screw” all the OEMs who will release their Intel-based Windows 8 tablets around Windows 8 general availability.
Can you think of a better reason? Have anything to add? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.