Digitimes: Other Notebook OEMs also stepping back from Windows RT tablets


Digitimes: Nokia Windows RT tablet delayed due to Surface.


It seems Acer is not the only OEM who is stepping back from Windows RT products after the announcement of the Surface RT tablet.

Digitimes reports that multiple OEMs were initially enthusiastic about Windows on ARM, but that interest has cooled after the launch of the Microsoft Surface.

According to them Asustek Computer, Dell, Samsung Electronics and Lenovo all plan to ship less than 50,000 units each of such devices, while Acer of course, but also Sony, HP and Toshiba have all decided not to ship any products at all.

Even Nokia, who Digitimes claims was set to launch a Windows RT tablet in cooperation from Compal, has postponed the plans because of Surface RT.

Fortunately this has not reduced their commitment to Windows 8, with multiple Clover Trail products already shopping in volume.

AMD it has also shipped processors to be used by Asustek, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, to develop more than 125 Windows 8-based PCs, while AMD’s Z-60 APU has also recently landed orders from Fujitsu for its new 10.1-inch tablet.

It suggests Microsoft may have been wiser than first believed by delaying the release of the Surface Pro tablet to January 2013.

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