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HP decides to hold off on ARM-based Windows tablets for now

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:12

Quite possibly feeling uncomfortable about competing with the creator of the OS, HP has decided against producing an ARM-based Windows tablet for the time being and will focus on the x86 devices a decision that was also influenced by HP's customers...

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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:16 3

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I bet HP is still recovering from the extreme failure of the HP WebOS tablet. They are nervous about those "finicky" SoCs. I just hope this isn't a bad decision for them.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:53

2. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)

Arm should be used on phones only.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:07 3

3. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

You know Apple is taking over the world with their tabs and here it is these loser PC oems are upset and worried about MS's Surface. You know at least MS came up with a product that has quality written all over it, while the oems make cheap plastic stuff sold at high prices.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 15:50

4. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

You definitely have a point in respect to the other OEMs. They most likely would have released some less attractive cheaper products. This is why what MS did was brilliant. It will hopefully force other OEMs to be inventive and produce some high quality devices. Because unlike Nokia and HTC all other OEMs have been thus far luke warm to jump on board the new Windows applications. Time will tell if MS made the right move and if the other OEMs will really embrace the new Windows aka Metro.

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