Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Samsung is officially putting its Windows RT plans on ice, at least in the U.S.
Mike Abary, the head of Samsung’s PC and tablet business, tells CNET that consumer interest in Windows RT devices has been woefully low so far, which is why Samsung won’t launch its own Windows RT devices in the U.S. anytime soon.
The news is not exactly great for Microsoft, which has been heavily pushing the Windows RT agenda with its own Surface tablet. And the last thing the company needs now is less Windows RT support than its gotten so far.
The problem, Abary says, comes in two parts. Not only do customers not seem to know what Windows RT actually is, but retailers say they dont see much of a demand for devices running it. (And I imagine the former is directly tied to the latter.)
“When we added those two things up, [...] we decided maybe we ought to wait,” Abary said.
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