It had to come to this. Microsoft has now officially stopped selling its Windows RT powered tablets, the original Surface RT and the power packed successor, the Surface 2.
The ARM based operating system has no longer been in the long term plans of the company.
And we’ve had scattered hints from Redmond that devices running this operating platform will be gradually phased out. Hardly surprising, considering the success of the Surface Pro 3, but this is a momentous occasion nevertheless.
Previous rumors, however have proven to be true.
Both the Surface RT and the Surface 2 are no longer up for purchase at the Microsoft Store.
However, there is still a chance that buyers may be able to get their hands on one at physical stores, the world over. Microsoft launched these tablets internationally in a number of markets, and some retailers may still have a few units in stock.
So where does that leave the Windows RT platform?
While these two tablets are no longer manufactured, Redmond has confirmed that owners will still receive some form of updates for them later this year. Some features included in Windows 10 are expected to be shipped to these Windows RT devices, although which, remains unconfirmed.
Just don’t expect the full Windows 10 experience on your ARM powered Surface tablets.