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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so what...
by dsmogor on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:54 UTC
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given Intels power advancements (latest Atoms more power efficient than A15) Windows RT looks to be a completely unnecesary adventure and Balmer must have known it, probably simply trying to appease stock holders.
Given the fact that MS can ammortize its investments with WP8 anyway, the move can even be rationalized.

Windows 8 tablet consumer value will only be fully exploited when practical x86 tablets convertible to fully ergonomical laptop form factor appear. They will take place of laptops and if with this move MS controls hommemorage in the PC market they can declare success.

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