Windows RT Samsung ATIV Tab tablet to skip U.S.

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Jan 112013
 

Samsung ATIV TabIt appears that Samsung is having second thoughts about Windows RT. The company this week revealed that it will not launch its Samsung ATIV Tab tablet in the U.S. Its plans for other global markets are also in doubt at this point. Mike Abary, the Sasmung senior vice president who heads up the company’s US PC and tablet group, told CNET that demand for Windows RT devices is just not high enough. Not only is retailer interest low but it appears that consumers don’t quite grasp what Windows RT is and offers. According to Abary:

“There wasn’t really a very clear positioning of what Windows RT meant in the marketplace, what it stood for relative to Windows 8, that was being done in an effective manner to the consumer. When we did some tests and studies on how we could go to market with a Windows RT device, we determined there was a lot of heavy lifting we still needed to do to educate the customer on what Windows RT was. And that heavy lifting was going to require pretty heavy investment. When we added those two things up, the investments necessary to educate the consumer on the difference between RT and Windows 8, plus the modest feedback that we got regarding how successful could this be at retail from our retail partners, we decided maybe we ought to wait.”

Abary does not rule out future devices powered by Windows RT. “We want to see how the market develops for RT,” Abary said. “It’s not something we’re shelving permanently. It’s still a viable option for us in the future, but now might not be the right time.” Samsung is not the only manufacturer to come to such a conclusion either. Both HP and Toshiba have also taken a wait-and-see attitude.

Samsung first unveiled the ATIV Tab at IFA back in August along with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera.

Alongside the already available Microsoft Surface RT, ASUS, Dell and HTC are also expected to offer Windows RT devices later this year.

Read more: CNET

IFA 2012: Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet announced

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Aug 292012
 

Samsung ATIV TabAlong with its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the ATIV S, Samsung today unveiled its first Windows RT tablet, the ATIV Tab.

Samsung ATIV Tab specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows RT
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 10.1-inch HD (1366×768)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32/64GB internal and microSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.9MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB, mHDMI
  • Battery: 8,200mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 265.8 × 168.1 × 8.9 millimeters / 570 grams

The Samsung ATIV Tab will come with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, offering the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Samsung did not provide availability details but you can expect it to be available on or sometime after the Windows 8 launch on October 26th. Pricing was not announced either.

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Rumour: Samsung to launch ATIV Tab 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet

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Aug 292012
 

With Samsung expected to launch its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone as the ATIV S, it should come as no surprise that Samsung’s first Windows RT tablet has also been leaked as the ATIV Tab.

Rumoured Windows RT Samsung ATIV Tab

The Verge reports that the Samsung ATIV Tab tablet will have the following specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows RT
  • Display: 10.1-inch
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.9MP
  • Connectors: USB, uHDMI port
  • Dimensions / weight: 8.9 millimeters thick / 570 grams

The Samsung ATIV Tab will come bundled with a preview version of Office Home and Student 2013 (as the full version will not launch until next year).

Like the ATIV S, the ATIV Tab could be made official later today a Samsung’s IFA 2012 UNPACKED 2012 event.

Read more: The Verge

Samsung trademarks Ativ Tab and Ativ S brand names

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Aug 282012
 

Samsung’s branding for upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Windows 8 tablets may have been revealed. The company recently registered two new brand names: Ative Tab and Ativ S, giving us a hint as to what it may have in mind.

Samsung Ativ S and Tab logos

It may use the Ativ brand much as it already uses the Galaxy name for its Android devices. The Ativ brand name would identify devices powered by Microsoft’s latest operating systems. The ‘S’ and ‘Tab’ designations would then further help distinguish smartphones from tablets.

Samsung is expected to launch a number of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, including the Odyssey and Marco, along with a number of Windows 8 tablets and PCs this fall.

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