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]: Windows tablet?
by toast88 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
toast88
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2009-09-23

The value is Office.


Which is absolute non-sense. No sane person in this world will ever write anything longer than two paragraphs on a tablet.

It's like browsing the internet with your television using the supplied remote without a fully-sized keyboard. Yes, it works, but it is utterly unpractical.

Microsoft had to cut down orders for the Surface from 4 million to 2 million orders, they sold only 700.000 units and Windows 8 doesn't even show in the stats of Global Stat Counter.

http://gs.statcounter.com/press?PHPSESSID=0bci4doeggq618kp73esf1e7b...

Yet there are people who think that Windows 8 is a successful design.

If I were Microsoft, I'd have a look at companies like digital, Commodore or even now Sony who also thought it's a sensible decision to ignore your customers.

Adrian

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RE[3]: Windows tablet?
by cdude on Mon 14th Jan 2013 04:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows tablet?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Even if they write more then a few paragraphs the question stays if you need all what Microsoft Office has for that or if something offering lesser features (what Tom called crap) is enough too?

Microsoft Office on Surface RT is already such a limited offer since it does not support everything Office on the desktop does (Macros eg). Then there are some features in those alternates that may give customers an important advantage. Like google docs and Office 365 being accessible and sychronized from/at any device without rich client.

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