Although there were rumors the Windows RT tablets would not be able to compete well in the heated tablet market, which took off with the Apple iPad, Microsoft appears optimistic about the future of these devices. Mark Hachman reported for PC World on Sept. 19, 2013, "Microsoft commits to 'many more' Windows RT tablets." On Thursday Microsoft executives said that customers should expect “many more Windows RT tablets” on the market in the future.
Microsoft is planning a Surface event next week where the firm is anticipated to launch the next-generation Surface 2, which is based on an Intel Haswell processor. During its 2013 financial analyst meeting on Thursday, Microsoft discussed strategies for the future RT tablets. Terry Myerson, who is executive vice president in charge of all of Microsoft’s operating systems, said all of these devices should have the same, tailored experience.
Brooke Crothers has reported for CNET, "Microsoft expected to improve display on Surface 2 tablet." It has been anticipated that the next version of Microsoft's Surface RT will go high-resolution, which would make it more competitive with Android and Apple offerings. Microsoft has generally characterized Surface RT as a pure tablet play, with the Surface Pro leaning more toward a PC. This is all very intriguing and it appears Microsoft is fully committed to competing with the Apple iPad in the tablet market.