“There have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012, and actual sales so far are likely to be less than one million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” Monica Chen and Adam Hwang report for DigiTimes.

“Since Microsoft announced Surface in mid-2012, some partners gave up plans to develop Windows RT tablets, resulting in the launch of Surface RT and only [a few] other Windows RT tablets,” Chen and Hwang report. “Sales of all other Windows RT tablets are estimated at about 4000,000 units, short of original expectations, the sources indicated.”

Chen and Hwang report, “Prices for Surface RT are likely to be lowered to clear inventories, the sources noted. Microsoft has offered incentives to invite vendors launching Windows RT tablets to participate in development of second-generation Windows RT models, but these vendors have so far been unwilling to do so, the sources said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Garbage with a Kickstand. If this debacle doesn’t kill Ballmer, nothing will. Long live Ballmer T. Clown!

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