Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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RE: What's the point of RT?
by No it isnt on Sun 13th Jan 2013 02:39 UTC in reply to "What's the point of RT?"
No it isnt
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Devices like the Asus Transformer are pretty much the ideal portable computing device, in my opinion: a good, full-size keyboard for typing (touchscreen keyboards suck -- yes, all of them), detachable for when you want to walk around or lie down on the couch. Sadly, Android is a very poor OS for laptops, as it never was intended for that. Surely some kind of compromise should be possible when the hardware is there.

Windows RT seems like a better idea, but the problem is of course that it's a crippled Windows 8. Why should people buy something that's worse than the standard Windows? The answer is, of course, that Microsoft has noticed that Apple rakes in cash from selling a crippled and locked-down consumer OS, and merely emulate that instead of giving the consumers a real advantage. There's no reason to buy Windows RT (until the software is there), but Microsoft wants to sell it.

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