Samsung will stop selling Windows RT-based ATIV Tab due to weak demand

Samsung will stop selling Windows RT-based ATIV Tab due to weak demand
The Samsung ATIV Tab launched as one of the first Windows RT-based tablets, but its sales have obviously not met expectations and Samsung has now confirmed that it will stop selling the device. At least in Germany, Europe’s largest market, all due to weak demand.

This is yet another blow for Windows RT, a version of Windows that does not allow native Windows apps and only supports apps optimized for the new Modern interface with Live Tiles.

Samsung was also yet to launch the ATIV Tab in the United States, waiting to see how well it does in other markets and obviously the data is in and the tablet won’t be coming to the US.

To freshen up your mind, the ATIV Tab features a 10.1-inch 1366x768-pixel display and runs on an ARM processor.

source: Mobile Geeks (translated)

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1. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Windows RT was really a bad idea! What was Microsoft thinking when they relase Surface RT? I'm looking forward to buying a Windows 8 Ativ Tab when it gets released in my country.

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

MS should really kill the RT. I'm really considering the ones with the atom processers but the haswell is just months away

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wow...another manufacture to stop making a Windows mobile device. Its funny right after someone posted some false hoods in the comments section about Android manufactures jumping ship to WP....this make 2 - 3 in the last month in the opposite direction? Notice mobile is with a lower case m...before someone tries to mention Win Mo, WP7, WP8, Surface... Anyway....I think the Surface Pro is the better choice anyway. It cost more...but its worth the extra cost IMO. And...I see its translated....means someone will come on and explain how it was a mis

6. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Just to clarify, WP does not equal Windows/Windows RT. Windows RT is struggling a bit, but WP is actually doing better.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea..I know. Its not exactly the same as what someone said to me about Android and companies jumping ship to WP...its in the same vein tho. At least the same There is someone who must be a fan of WP and/or Nokia who will tell you something about WP8, Windows 8 and Surface tho...all the while trying to dismiss WP7.

4. rashsys

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Windows RT isn't so bad idea itself. But implementation is weak. To save RT they have to implement some features: - ability to run all Windows Phone 8 apps (and access to WP Store) - ablilty to run (at least some) legacy Windows apps via an emulation layer

13. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

That would be it.. otherwise the "need" to use the ARM processor isnt worth the cost.

5. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Samsung should have known better. I mean, why force people to buy products with low application support and high price, considering the learning curve involved in using yet another OS, not to mention there are cheaper alternatives everywhere.

7. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I'm not sure what Samsung expected to happen when they decided to produce a lower quality product than their competitors. While Windows RT overall hasn't achieved great success in terms of sales, the other OEMs on board have at least seemingly put more effort into their Windows RT products.

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So RT should be moved from moderate failure to Super Failure status :D

9. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

How is RT considered "super failure status?" Maybe this model of the RT is failing, but look at the development of the surface RT. Hackers already got some windows apps to work on it and it's getting closer to get more windows apps to work on the surface RT. Maybe games and such won't work on it due to heavy CPU use, but at least photoshop and other adobe products will work which is amazing.

11. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I don't see how this is a blow to ms. why would I get a low quality Samsung when I can get the surface. Samsung is not important to ms htc and nokia are. I find this great news one less crappy Samsung product to destroy the experience. o an pa get of Samsung nuts they me a god to google but not to ms

12. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I'm a MS fan, but I even realize they need to just let RT die.. or unhinder it from running leagcy programs.

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