Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets aren't exactly taking the world by storm. It seems the company may be ready to try to give things a boost by dropping the price of software for manufacturers producing Windows 8 machines.
Bloomberg cites people familiar with the matter who say Microsoft may cut the price of Windows RT. These sources say the price cuts would affect Windows RT for small-sized tablets, which means tablets running the full version of Windows 8 likely won't see any changes in pricing. What's more, it's up to manufacturers to pass those savings on to customers. Regardless, it should boost the selection of Windows 8 devices sitting on shelves. That should go a long way in terms of brand recognition.
The fact that Microsoft is finally putting Windows 8 on smaller devices will help too. Today, Acer introduced us to the Inconia W3, an 8-inch Windows 8 device priced at $379 (before the addition of the optional Bluetooth keyboard and stand). Though it is the industry's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, it's likely that Computex 2013 will bring several more.