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
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

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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RE: so what...
by ze_jerkface on Sun 13th Jan 2013 14:01 in reply to "so what..."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Given the fact that MS can ammortize its investments with WP8 anyway, the move can even be rationalized.


Sure, I can't wait to see it explained how spending half a billion on advertising surface and angering developers can be rationalized.

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RE[2]: so what...
by dsmogor on Mon 14th Jan 2013 16:40 in reply to "RE: so what..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

e.g. by showing OEMS how serious MS is about the change Win8 introduces. Also, x86 version of Surface will ride this wave too.

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RE: so what...
by bnolsen on Sun 13th Jan 2013 15:13 in reply to "so what..."
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

The race is still totally valid. It's performance, power AND price, intel only wants to compete on the first two. The next interesting move will be the release of the aarm64 socs. At the moment the only thing the intel platform does on mobile devices is to cut the profitability per unit for the device manufacturer. Its the same with windows as well.

Edited 2013-01-13 15:15 UTC

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