What was Microsoft thinking? As their entry into the tablet space they produce a fake Windows RT tablet based on an Atom processor that doesn't even run legacy Windows apps. Not only does the RT version of so-called Windows confuse buyers, there's almost nothing of interest in the Microsoft Store to run.
Microsoft should have waited until the Intel based Pro version of the tablets were ready and launched a product a flagship product that would be useful and familiar to everyone. Sure, it would be higher priced than the underpowered Atom-W8 RT combination but at least it would have been a great platform to sell the Metro UI since it is touch enabled. They could have always introduce cheap restricted functionality devices later.
As it is, Microsoft has botched the Windows 8 launch in multiple ways. They've infuriated desktop and laptop owners with Metro forced on devices that shouldn't have it, and they've tainted the W8 UI tablet concept with a lame Atom-RT implementation that is near useless.
a coupld month ago, MSFt tablets were zero. But, now, we are looking at at least a douzen WIn 8 tablets , both RT and Pro, are coming out. Go to Expansyst web site, you can easily see pre orders for many WIn 8 tablets are high, especially for Samsang tablets. WIn 8 is just out a month ago, of course, WIN 8 tablets are amost zero. The key is, with Win 8, MSFT is gettgin into the game!