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Samsung Windows RT

Samsung reportedly pulls Windows RT tablets from Germany, cites weak demand

March 6th, 2013

It seems that the Surface isn’t the only Windows RT tablet that’s proving to be a tough sell. German website MobileGeeks reports that Samsung (005930) will no longer sell its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab in Germany and other European countries due to a lack of demand. In particular, MobileGeeks says that Samsung has found it …

Windows RT Sales

Sales of Windows RT devices said to be less than 1 million units

January 30th, 2013

Shipments of Windows RT devices were expected to reach between 4 million and 4.5 million units by the end of 2012. According to Digitimes, vendors are now believed to have shipped half of the original estimates, somewhere around 2 million units, and actual sales are said to be even worse.

Microsoft Surface Q4 Sales Estimate

Microsoft Surface Q4 sales estimated at just 1 million units

January 14th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) debut tablet isn’t shaping up to be the runaway success story the company was likely hoping for. New estimates from UBS analyst Brent Thrill suggest Microsoft only sold 1 million Surface tablets during the holiday quarter. The news could represent a setback for Microsoft’s Windows RT tablet operating system, as a number of PC …

Windows RT Jailbreak Tool

Your Windows RT tablet can now be jailbroken with a simple batch file

January 11th, 2013

Tablets that run Windows RT are currently limited to apps from the Windows Store. Thanks to a new jailbreak exploit, however, the operating system has been tweaked to let devices run unsigned ARM-based desktop apps. A forum member at XDA-Developers has packaged the exploit into a simple batch file, which is able to bypass certain …

Samsung Windows RT Tablet Plans

Samsung cancels Windows RT plans in U.S.

January 11th, 2013

In a major blow to Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung (005930) revealed that it has canceled plans to launch Windows RT devices in the United States. The company previously announced the ATIV Tab, a 10.1-inch slate that was powered by an ARM-based processor and Windows RT. Mike Abary, Samsung USA’s senior vice president of its PC and …

Dropbox Windows 8 App

Dropbox arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

January 7th, 2013

Besides getting used to the Metro user interface, one of the most common complaints about Windows 8 is the operating system’s lack of available applications. Dropbox on Monday released its highly anticipated Windows 8 and Windows RT app, bringing one of the most popular cloud storage services to Microsoft’s (MSFT) new platforms. The application was originally …

Nokia Windows RT Tablet Specs

Nokia Windows RT tablet will reportedly have a Surface-like keyboard cover, 10-hour battery life

December 24th, 2012

New details on Nokia’s (NOK) rumored 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet have leaked out from The Verge. The tech blog says Nokia’s tablet will go head-on with Microsoft (MSFT) Surface tablet with its own “keyboard cover” that will also double as an external battery. The 10.1-inch slate will reportedly also have an ARM-based processor of course, a display that is “similar to …

Nokia Windows RT Tablet Release Date

Nokia said to unveil 10-inch Windows RT tablet in February

December 19th, 2012

It still isn’t known whether Microsoft’s Surface tablet is a quiet success or a miserable failure, but the fact that the company’s vendor partners are slow to get onboard with Windows RT isn’t a good sign. That apparently won’t stop Nokia (NOK), however, as the vendor seemingly dives deeper into the Microsoft (MSFT) ecosystem without …

Microsoft Surface Launch

Windows tablets are stumbling out of the gate so far

December 4th, 2012

The early signs for Microsoft’s (MSFT) entry into tablet market haven’t been very good. Bloomberg reports that “of more than a dozen tablets Microsoft and Intel (INTC) touted for the new version of Windows, only five can be purchased for immediate U.S. delivery.” The five tablets, for anyone who’s curious, are the Microsoft Surface, the …