Yeah, still hoping for only one new export module, for the mobile devices. Two separate Windows for desktop exporters just seems silly..
Windows Legacy: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Phone 8
The second application systems sounds so useless.
The mobile Windows RT (that is for the Surface tablets right?) I am vaguely interested in, but the price of the module must be lower than iOS and Android, since Windows RT is only going to be used for Surface (if there is a module)
They should have just used Windows Phone 8 for Surface.
From what I recall, it was only recently that we started receiving announcements of Windows 8 machines. Aside from the Surface, a bunch of the first Windows tablets were announced with RT.
In Microsoft's head, the Windows 8 machines are geared more toward corporate use that need the power and legacy support. Windows RT is moreso the home consumer that is more interested in media consumption and extended battery life (ARM processors, while not as powerful, tend to use less power than Intel). I'd personally never bother with an RT device, since I rely a lot on Legacy support, and 8 will run both Legacy applications and the new Metro apps. RT can only run Metro apps.
Ah, I see now. Thanks for explaining that.
I really hope Windows 8 and Surface goes well for Microsoft. I probably won't be getting 8 though, unless the Windows Store becomes a big success.