Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don’t


Despite a slow uptake of Microsoft(s msft) Windows RT, Dell(s dell) appears committed to the platform. The company has “future generations” of its Dell XPS 10 tablet in the works, according to Neil Hand, vice president at Dell. Speaking to Computerworld, Hand says the new slates will be both lighter and faster, alluding to improved ARM-based chips that can run Windows RT.

That’s a nice vote of confidence from Dell; particularly as other Microsoft hardware partners don’t seem sold on Windows RT. Samsung, for example, decided not to offer its Windows RT slate in the U.S. and recently pulled the device from Germany, citing weak demand. Even Nvidia(s nvda), which has a chip that powers Windows RT, has expressed disappointment in Windows RT sales. So why is Dell staying the course?

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