[sc:hardware-category ]A while ago Microsoft announced that licensing on Windows devices 8″ and under would be free to license Windows on. It took many by surprise, but it seems to be working.
This is something I’ve been saying for a while, unless constrained by a carrier exclusive, every Microsoft store should have every Windows Phone device available as an unlocked version. It’s good to see at least a little movement in this direction.
One the Windows front, lots of tablets have started to come out in the 8″ and under category, including some really dirt cheap ones under $70 (US presumably) for a 7″ tablet.
If Microsoft can continue to push these kinds of devices it would seem to be a great way to grow the market. Especially with Windows 10 and a big push towards universal apps on the horizon next year.