Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Oct 2012 00:46 UTC
Windows "Taiwanese computer maker Acer is putting off the launch of tablets using Microsoft's new Windows RT operating system to give itself time to see how Microsoft's own Surface tablet fares. The world's No. 4 PC vendor by shipments initially planned to roll out Windows RT tablets based on ARM chips early next year. However, the launch of Microsoft's tablet last week and the mixed reviews it has drawn has prompted Acer to wait and see until at least the second quarter of 2013." Whatever the reason, this doesn't send a very promising message about Windows RT. Or, not entirely unlikely, Acer and other OEMs just can't measure up to Surface RT.
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RE[2]: Some Speculation
by bassbeast on Thu 1st Nov 2012 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Some Speculation"
bassbeast
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Exactly, we ALL know this thing has fail written all over it, especially with the new Atom and Hondo tablets coming out with REAL Windows on it, and Acer doesn't want to end up with an HP Touchpad sized fail on their hands.

Personally I think its another Vista, I really do. I have had Win 8 running in the shop since Feb for people to play with and NOBODY liked the new UI, nobody. I thought maybe the teens would like it but their answer was "I already have a smartphone, what do I want this for?" and as the pundit on Money Matters said the other day "What brain dead moron priced this thing higher than an iPad? What are they insane?" and I have to agree.

No apps, lousy third party support, its another WinPhone and we ALL saw how well WinPhone 7 went over.

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