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HTC, a leading maker of smartphones that has been trying to enter the market of media tablets for quite some time now, has cancelled plans to release a full-sized slate with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows RT operating system citing concerns about demand. The company will still offer a smaller-sized media tablet running the platform.

HTC was going to unveil a tablet with 12” display and Microsoft Windows RT operating system in order to address professionals who require a slate, but also need Microsoft Office. The company wanted to use high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon inside such a tablet in a bid to provide high performance and rich capabilities. However, very low demand towards Windows RT-based devices made HTC scrap the plan, reports Bloomberg news-agency.

But while HTC cancelled the expensive tablet running Windows RT, it is still on-track to offer a 7”-class slate based on the platform that will employ less powerful ARM-compatible system-on-chip and will be rather unique since all currently available WinRT-based tablets feature 10”-class displays.

It is noteworthy that HTC also plans to sell a 7” tablet based on Google Android around the same time as the version with Windows RT is introduced.

Windows RT is a fully-fledged Microsoft operating system compatible with ARM-architecture application processors and incompatible with the vast majority of programs developed for Windows, something that clearly discourages anyone from using it. Given the fact that it carries Windows name, it confuses many buyers as people expect compatibility with their applications. Many PC makers, including Toshiba and Samsung, decided not to offer Windows RT-based devices early in the lifecycle of the OS so to avoid the misunderstandings. Those, who have adopted Windows RT, now cut the prices on appropriate products to stimulate demand.

HTC and Microsoft did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: HTC, Windows RT, Windows 8, Windows, Microsoft, Google, Android

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just make windows 8 x86 tab with AMD temash in 300$ package and enjoy limelight.
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