Windows RT has one big fan: Qualcomm

Perhaps it’s because they’re already heavily invested. Perhaps it’s because they really believe in the platform and the devices associated with it. Regardless, Qualcomm represents a huge ally to keep Microsoft and Nokia from standing alone.

Windows RT has been dropped by almost every PC manufacturer on the market, bar two major players: the software turned devices and services giant, Microsoft, and its long-term partner and latest acquisition, Nokia.

But executives at Qualcomm, whose chips lay the foundation to the tablet’s processor speed, graphics, and networking connectivity, are investing in the Windows RT platform, despite the low uptake by PC manufacturers and consumers alike.

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