Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Windows After ditching its Windows RT tablets from the US market, Samsung has now also confirmed to Heise.de it's going to stop selling them in Germany and several other European countries. The company cites lack of interest from consumers and confusion over what Windows RT is. Combined with the massive discounts Microsoft is now giving to OEMs, the writing is on the wall here: Windows 8 - specifically on tablets but also in general - is turning into a failure.
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Sadly consumers aren't that bright
by chekr on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:49 UTC
chekr
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Unfortunately the differences between RT and Pro are not simple enough to get through to an average consumer.

Imagine the poor sales people trying to explain to consumers that yes it is a windows tablet, but no, you can't run all your Windows programs on it.

And without the catalogue of existing software from x86, all you have is what's available in Windows Store...and trust me, that ain't much!

Lets hope consumers get used to the introduction of ARM to the mix as it will enable some much more flexible products than if MS are purely tied to x86.

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