Report: Samsung To Stop Selling Windows RT Based Tablets In Germany

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According to the reports from couple of websites, Samsung has stopped selling Windows RT based tablets in Germany, one of the Europe’s biggest market. They added that Samsung  “sees no market for RT in Germany and other European countries.” and so far Windows RT based devices from Samsung have experienced very poor sales due to which Samsung is taking this action.

Samsung is yet to respond to this reports.

Source: MobileGeeks , Heise.de via: Engadget

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  • deathdealer351

    with atom chips giving good battery life and coming in cheaper than RT I can see it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003428940293 Luis Madaleno

    I want to buy a new Tablet, but I can’t choose a W8 model.

    The W8 tablets I saw till now have many limitations over iPad or Android.

    I love W8, but I’m not going to buy a poor tablet just to please MS.

    I need a tablet with a great screen (I use my tablet to read lots o PDF docs) and with a good batery life and good performance.

    If I look at Surface, it’s a very nice tablet but with a not so nice screen.
    If Surface had a Full HD screen I would buy it right now.
    The Surface PRO doesn’t fit, because it’s to heavy and thick.

    Also took a look at Asus VivoTab, Lenovo, etc…, same problem.

    Then the price, when I compare the iPad with all others, well the iPad wins in the price/features comparison.
    But I don’t want an iPad, so I have to wait for Nokia to release something really good.

    And many others may feel the same thing.

    To succeed W8 tablets must be better that the iPad in every way.
    Otherwise its pure math. Why buy a tablet that is more expensive and also worse than the iPad?

    • Bugbog

      Just goes to show, you don’t know very much.

      • DW

        Last time I checked, the Surface RT didn’t have a 3G or LTE option. It’s not Apples and Apples here. Sure, you can stick a dongle in it for this, but it’s just not the same. Aside from the screen resolution (which I think still looks pretty damn good), it also only comes in one size and there are mini tablets from Apple and Android to cater for this. MS will remedy both of these, but it will take time. Not everyone considers the bundled Office essential and so this needs to also be taken into consideration when price comparing.

    • http://twitter.com/ama_neden ama neden

      Surface RT is better at many things, compared to ipad.
      Just loses againts ipad in some ways. Screen Resolution, Applications.

      But it has many advantages. Because its full windows 8 ported to ARM. İpad is becoming just a toy if we talk about windows dekstop availability for surface.

      • Bugbog

        Than you! It seems, whatever people may say, that if a tablet isn’t as closely modeled on the iPad as much as possible, then it isn’t good enough! As if the iPad is the be-all-end-all of design and implementation! (and, of course, al such clones are lambasted!)

        The Surface, whatever its operational reality to those who use it, is only rated for the features that can be compared to that of the iPad, and whatever other attributes it has, are just ignored!

  • Bugbog

    If true why would this be of any surprise? Samsung have veritably applied ZERO effort into to pushing any new Windows 8 based products since release last year, and the fact of the matter is they don’t wish to! And who can blame them? Android is [literally] shitting them Gold at the moment!

    Although choice is [almost] always King, I’d rather they hadn’t bothered, as this extremely limp effort they’ve extended is worse than nothing at all!

    • RicardoDawkins

      +1 They are sabottaging Microsoft OS efforts. I wonder if the fools at Redmond are noticing ?

    • SategB

      Don’t get mad at Samsung, the company is just going where the money is and Windows RT was another Ballmer missing the market shoot from the hip reactionary response to get in the tablet game. As a result no one is buying the OS except for a few of us unfortunate MS fanboys. Heck even MSFT RT tablet is stinking up the place… cool clicky clicky sounds with some fancy pants dancing does not make up for the fact that RT is a unwanted product by consumers. Let not let our loyalties to MSFT blind us to the fact in this case once again too late to the market with an underwhelming product.

      • Bugbog

        “Underwhelming” somewhat implies it doesn’t hit the right marks of purchasability? As far as I can tell, the only thing universally agreed upon is that the Windows Store has yet to amass the requisite number of apps in order to be counted amongst equals!

        • SagetB

          MSFT originally expected to sell 4 million over the first qtr of the Surface RT release and quickly cut to 2 million with report of less then 2/3 of one million sold = underwhelming market success. Other OEM pass on even building one of their own after seeing this the lack of purchases. RT is headed to the grave with Zune, kin, Mira, Spot Watch, ect.

          • Bugbog

            Expected (or intended), is neither here nor there!

            The fact of the matter is, they have designed, manufactured and marketed a unique item, which IS selling, regardless of the fact that it is Only 1-1.5Million [so far] instead of an expected 4M!

            And loathe as I am to pull such estimates, please, tell me, how long did it take for any Android tablets to sell in the volume the Surface has achieved so far? I’m fairly certain it took until the Nexus 7 (2 years later) before it achieved such levels!

            So, for a relatively above average priced, first time design and sale item?

            I think it’s in fact done quite well!

          • SagetB

            Either your Ballmer himself or one of his board lackey’s. If one even tried to follow your reasoning/justifications of grading on a curve then you have to say that Kn, Zune, Mira, Windows Phone 7, ect was all knock out products that did a killing. Apple Steve Job had a reality distortion field, Bugbug has a reality disillusion field!

            Increasingly Surface is an expensive flop and to see it any differently is nuts. It was a high stake gambit that angers our OEM partners pushing them to android tablets and Chrome books not to mentioned the cost of R&D for the product.

            Just today I went to best buy and was told they had plenty of stock of both the RT and the Pro. Sorry but this dog is not hunting just barking on store shelves.

          • SagetB

            Either your Ballmer himself or one of his board lackey’s. If one even tried to follow your reasoning/justifications of grading on a curve then you have to say that Kn, Zune, Mira, Windows Phone 7, ect was all knock out products that did a killing. Apple Steve Job had a reality distortion field, Bugbug has a reality disillusion field!

            Increasingly Surface is an expensive flop and to see it any differently is nuts. It was a high stake gambit that angers our OEM partners pushing them to android tablets and Chrome books not to mentioned the cost of R&D for the product.

            Just today I went to best buy and was told they had plenty of stock of both the RT and the Pro. Sorry but this dog is not hunting just barking on store shelves.

          • Bugbog

            Oh no, I’m so sorry! I just didn’t know what I was dealing with.

            Just as brimstone precedes the devil, so does the mention of Kin, Zune, Mira, WP7, (and whatever, all in one sentence) as failures, indicate the presence of a Troll!

            My bad! I actually thought I was carrying on a reasonable conversation here! :) Adios!

          • SategB

            The intellectually inferior refuge to pull the Troll straw man when one has nothing an unjustifiable position. I expect more for the company that Gate built, and not to point out failure under Ballmer has been consistent, and is currently again being repeated, would be a ignorant as a Fandroid or an iSheep with blind faith despite the facts. The finding out that just today Microsoft is slashing prices to get movement on product purely illustrates these current tatics your so proud of is not working as I have watch my company go from 95% Os market share of computing devices to 30% at the end of last year.

            You keep telling Ballmer he is doing great and no worries but I ask which is better for the company to demand better or your “RA RA” cheerleading despite the reality. I too am sorry, I had I higher expectations of you, I thought your was more then another internet know-it-all without knowledge.