What would Surface RT be if not the first?

The latest report by AdDuplex shows that Microsoft’s very own Surface RT is the most used Windows 8 device. Surface with Windows RT holds the lead with a market share of 6%, though it has lost some ground to other devices compared to last month’s figures.

Devices by various other competitors are fast gaining share, most notably HP products. HP 2000 registered a 3% market share, while HP Pavilion G6 came in at 2%. Various other makes and models came in with a share of 1%.

The decline could very well continue in the coming months as more and more Windows 8 devices find their way to the market. AdDuplex had this to say:

“Surface is still the most popular device, but its lead is not as stunning as it was last month – down 5% to 6% overall this month. It’s followed by 3 inexpensive notebook models from HP. Surface’s direct competitor – ASUS VivoTab RT is at #8 with 1%.

Overall we’ve registered more than 5,500 different Window 8/RT devices (up from a little over 3,000 last month).”

Microsoft’s Surface RT has struggled to a good launch, with experts citing limited distribution as one of the biggest reasons for the low numbers. Microsoft is reportedly preparing to fix the availability issues by allowing 3rd party stores to sell Surface RT.

This new strategy is already sketched for several countries the world over.

An announcement could be made later this week, with the devices set to debut before Christmas.

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