Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013

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Microsoft Surface RT

The Surface RT may be hit by a perfect storm: There aren’t enough new Windows 8 tile apps that run on the mobile processor, and the RT can’t be used to run regular Windows apps. In many ways, the RT tablet reminds me of the BlackBerry PlayBook: a good device with a responsive screen and long battery life, but a paltry number of legitimate apps. Add to this the confusion over how to use the new UI and I suspect businesses may take a pass. The fact that Samsung cancelled plans for a Windows RT tablet is also not a good sign.