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 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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Maybe not "every product", but you'd be surprised Thom. Some of us are in the habit of researching the products we buy when we haven't bought them before, *especially* for high ticket technology items.

You, however, did buy a Windows PC. Thus your brain is bound to extrapolate that to Windows RT.

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Alfman Member since:


"You, however, did buy a Windows PC. Thus your brain is bound to extrapolate that to Windows RT."

My response to Thom was really just to counter one point out of context of this whole Windows RT thing. I agree that the "Windows RT" name is misleading, and the ads don't acknowledge it. It is likely there are some customers buying these devices without knowledge of the software limitations of windows rt because no one told them this windows isn't the same windows.

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JAlexoid Member since:

Well... Even I was confused when I first encountered a Windows RT laptop(convertible, I think it was Sony). It took me 5 minutes of swiping and clicking around before I noticed. I bet the average consumer would be furious with the limitations and fooled easier than I am.

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