Digitime is reporting that the sales of Microsoft Windows RT tablet sales for 2012 is likely to be less than one million units.
According to the article, Taiwan-based supply chain makers, are reporting that there have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012.
Monica Chen and Adam Hwang report:
This is far below originally expected sales performance for Windows RT tablets is mainly because a large number of applications are not compatible with Windows RT and sales prices are relatively high.”, the sources said. Since Microsoft will ship the Windows 8-based Surface Pro soon, prices for Surface RT are likely to be lowered to clear inventories, the sources noted.