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[2]: What's the point of RT?
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 04:27 UTC in reply to "RE: What's the point of RT?"
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Not only that, but e.g. Dell's newly-unveiled ( http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/01/dell-unveils-... ) Windows 8 - tablet isn't really much different from the Microsoft's Surface RT, it weighs in at $499, yet still ships with the full Windows 8 instead of Windows RT -- if the price-point and the hardware-features are similar there is absolutely NO point in buying the latter at all. And I don't doubt for a second that there'll be lots and lots more of these Intel-based tablets coming out soon.

I do understand Microsoft's wish to lock people in and to create separate markets, but their execution of the plan with the Windows RT in mind just ain't working out. Without price, speed, features or app ecosystem advantage it just doesn't fly.

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