It seems to me that the a key goal was to get battery life decent and keep the weight [of devices] down.'
And that's exactly what the priorities should be for portable devices.
His analysis on RT's chance of success: 'I think you can take Windows RT off the table for enterprises,' he said."
Why? Apple's iPad doesn't support the feature set that Cherry describes either, and yet it's become the fastest growing tablet in the enterprise. In fact, it's the only tablet device with any traction in that space at all. Something like 60% of the Fortune 500 have deployed iPad or have a deployment plan in the trial stages. When did that last happen with a piece of technology less than 2 years old?
There are plenty of reasons why I think Microsoft's efforts in tablets won't be successful, but the iPad's success has shown that not supporting a core Windows feature set needn't be one of them.