No U.S. launch coming for the Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet
Abary also noted that the Samsung could not produce the tablet to sell at the price point it wanted to. The executive said that this wasn't an issue with Microsoft, but was purely the result of how Samsung built the tablet. The Korean based tech titan said it still has an interest in Windows RT and will monitor how the market responds to current models.
source: MicrosoftNews via WMPoweruser
1. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
I agree with this move by Samsung. For whatever reason, Microsoft hasn't done anything it seems to distinguish the differences between Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT to American consumers. The reason they're a successful company is because of smart decisions like this.
2. Johnnokia (Posts: 523; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Windows is dominating PCs, Laptops and Ultrabooks. However, It starts doing well in phones as Windows Phone8 (thanks to Nokia Lumia) , but it is still struggling in the tablets sector.
In fact, Windows Surface RT would be epic fail because the name of RT gives to the user a clue of DEFICIENCY compared to the regular Windows 8.
I think the last chance for Windows in tablets is the tablet that would come from Nokia. If it would be nice, sleek and not expensive, I think there would be a chance for Windows to gain glory in the tablet sector.
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Gotta Agree on Samsung with this one, it sound more like Cost Benefit Analysis
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3001; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
In Samsung CES keynote Microsoft state they are transforming from a software company to a devices and services company. Sound like upcoming Apple no 2.
Samsung instead of getting sue by apple alone they have to worry about m$ competition/lawsuits as well.
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Unfortunate, but Samsung probably made a wise choice. Perhaps they'll ultimately make a variation of the Surface Pro.