Samsung Working on Windows RT Tablet for October Debut
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:07 AM
Samsung has made a tablet based upon Windows RT which will be released in October. It's a boon to Microsoft's effort to use multiple versions of its flagship Windows operating system to challenge Apple in tablets. Microsoft suffered a setback last week when HP, the world's largest computer maker, said it won't back Windows RT from the get-go. HP plans to introduce a tablet with Windows 8, that works only on so-called x86 chips, made by Intel.
Windows RT is the first mainstream computer operating system from Microsoft to be built for a touch-screen device and work on the energy-sipping chips typically used in smartphones. Most traditional desktop computers are powered by x86 processors.
Samsung's Windows RT tablet will feature Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM)’s Snapdragon processor, the people said. Windows RT has created an opportunity for phone-chip makers Qualcomm, Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) to compete against Intel and AMD for orders in the computer industry.