It seems, that there won’t be that many companies out there to release Windows RT tablet along with Microsoft. There is, of course, a very good reason – the software giant is being very careful about who they’re going to let make first-generation tablets with their brand new ARM-optimized platform. According to the Chinese edition Economic Times, Microsoft have told each of the main manufacturers of ARM chips to pick out two companies, with which they’re going to work. Of course, this is only going to be the case with the first wave of Windows RT tablet, which is going to be released this fall.
NVIDIA have picked Lenovo and Asus as their partners, Texas Instruments have chosen to work with Toshiba and you’re going to find Qulacomm chips in Samsung-branded devices. The latter chip manufacturer was also supposed to work with HP, if it wasn’t for their recent announcement, that they’re not going to make Windows RT tablets, at least for now. In the end, Qualcomm’s second partner might end up being Dell. According to the rumors, Microsoft are going to allow the rest of the manufacturers to also release Windows RT tablet of theirs in January, so we’re expecting the first offers form different OEMs to start appearing in Q1 of 2013. B. A.