Microsoft: Dell, Lenovo and Samsung will launch Windows RT devices

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Aug 13, 2012
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  1. Dell, Lenovo and Samsung have joined Asus (and Microsoft) in the list of companies that are confirmed to have Windows RT systems in the pipeline. News of the confirmed manufacturers comes directly from Microsoft although as The Verge points out,……

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  2. While I really hate the direction MS is taking with Windows, of the four launch devices, I'll take the Samsung.
  3. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Yeah I hate it too when companies decide to completely Innovate all of their products and sell them at more competitive prices. I'll stick with the tried and true asus though.
  4. jmachado

    jmachado TS Rookie

    I'm sure that Windows RT isn't going to kill the Apple giant, but I sure as hell see it killing Android quite thoroughly.
  5. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    I don't see it. Microsoft has been making a lot of ground swell about all of this, and the main selling point of Apple products is "buy us, we're freaking Apple! Duh!". If Microsoft did a good job it will steal some of Apple's reputation as the new big brand name. Android's selling point is more of an open source, you can do whatever you want selling point, I don't think it will steal much of its thunder.
  6. jmachado

    jmachado TS Rookie

    If Samsung, for example, were to release the Galaxy with both the Android and Windows RT, which OS would an average 1st time consumer choose? Would they pick Android, an OS unfamiliar to them, or an OS that in their minds is the exact same Windows 8 that's running in their PCs at home?
  7. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +18

    I hope it kills Android tablets. They're so buggy, unpolished, and just generally **** to use. I do like my Android phone however.
  8. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Right now android phones are at about a 50% market share for US smartphones (iOS is somewhere around 35ish%). So what would they be more familiar with on a mobile platform, a well established mobile operating system or a desktop operating system with no mobile experience? Consider that most people accurately describe tablets as overgrown cell phones without the phone. Now, if the rumor is true that it will be sold for $199 it'll definitely compete with android, but both it and android will still be raking in apple's costumers (A big selling point for both would be that they are making ipad level products at kindle level prices). The only thing apple can really do is sell the ipad mini for $199 too, but even then they'd still have to compete to keep their costumers.

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