No U.S. launch coming for the Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet
0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2013, 22:53 posted on
Samsung says that between the lackluster sales of the Microsoft Surface and the amount of money it would take to educate the American public about the reasons to use Windows RT, the Korean manufacturer has decided not to launch the Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet in the U.S.; Samsung Senior VP Mike Abary said that there would be too much heavy lifting required...
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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: 863; 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: 4450; 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: 569; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Unfortunate, but Samsung probably made a wise choice. Perhaps they'll ultimately make a variation of the Surface Pro.