Samsung backs away from Windows RT tablet plans

While its plans for Canada aren’t clear, we do know Samsung won’t be bringing a Windows RT tablet to the U.S.

In what has to be taken as a disappointing setback for Windows developer Microsoft Corp., Samsung told CNET that Samsung’s Ativ Tab running Windows RT, the cheaper and less functional version of Windows that can only run apps from the Windows 8 app store, would not be released in the U.S. According to Samsung, it would have been challenging (and expensive) to educate the market on Windows RT vs. Windows, and retail partners were “modest” in their interest.

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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