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Asus abandons Windows RT

Published Jul 30th, 2013 8:00PM EDT
Asus Windows RT Criticism

It’s not just consumers who are avoiding Windows RT these days. In an interview with AllThingsD, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that his company has no current plans to release any more tablets based on Microsoft’s Windows RT platform because the results from earlier RT tablets have been “not very promising.” While Shih didn’t rule out making a Windows RT device again at some point he said that for now Asus remains solely focused on creating Windows 8 devices that use Intel chips. Asus is just the latest Windows OEM to give Windows RT the cold shoulder as HTC had to cancel plans to release a Windows RT tablet earlier this year and Acer has said that it’s unsure if it will ever release another Windows RT tablet again.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.