Nvidia CEO calls Windows RT disappointing, prays to Outlook god
20th Mar 2013 | 00:45
Jen-Hsun Huang expected more from RT sales
Nvidia is the latest Microsoft partner to express dissatisfaction with a Windows operating systems, and this time it's over Windows RT, which is designed for tablets and small laptops.
"Windows RT is disappointing to us because we expected to have sold more than we did," Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told investors in comments picked up by CNET.
"Everybody expected to have sold more than we did."
Toshiba pulled out from Windows RT production before it even released a single RT device.
Outlook for Windows RT
He believes that the company will continue to invest in the platform, despite the poor sales, calling it "too important."
"There are a large number of devices [that could run Windows RT]," he said. This backs up the theory that cheaper tablets could save Windows RT.
One of the ways to make the closed operating system more attractive, according to Huang, is by making Outlook available for Windows RT.
"Outlook god, please," he pleaded, according to CNET.
"I know there are smart people up there who are going to unleash the dragons of Outlook onto millions of consumers who are just waiting with bated breath for a very, very thin PC with long battery life that is Outlook compatible."
TechRadar reached out to Microsoft for comment on Huang's remarks, and will update this story when the company responds.